Category: Writing

Walking to Stay Sane

I’ve been struggling with writing this post, because plainly put, most things are more of a struggle than usual right now. That’s why, during these crazy times, I recommend walking to stay sane. Nothing like this has happened before in my lifetime. This is a global pandemic. The world has …

Year in Review: 2019

Ho, ho, groan: It’s that weird time of year again, that black hole between Christmas and New Year when it’s mandatory to eat and drink all of the things and generally loll around in the lounge like a sea lion. If, like me, you can no longer see your feet …

Year in Review: 2018

I used to call these ‘Year in Review’ post ‘memes’. Not too sure why – doesn’t make sense in today’s age of the cat/internet/viral content meme. So here it is: simply, my Year in Review. It’s late for various reasons, not least that I was out of the country around …

Meme for 2017

It’s that time of year again: on comes my blogging hat and out comes my inner-spewing AKA my annual end-of-year review. I really relish this Twixmas period: a time for over-indulgence, eating, sequins, reflection, drinking, family, drinking some more, and generally getting my life in order. And while everyone said …

The S-Town artwork is everything

If you’re one of the millions who’ve already been through the joys and sorrows of the “aural literature” that is the S-Town (aka ‘Shit Town’) podcast, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, not to worry: there are no spoilers here. There’s been much discourse already over the …

Meme for 2016

While 2016 will be remembered as the ‘bastarding, legend-snatching death year’ for many, it was altogether a different kind of year for me. This was the year I married my best one and became a ‘Mrs’. I won’t try to pretend that it hasn’t been jolly bad luck that all …

Meme for 2015

It’s that time again: when I struggle to remember everything that’s happened through a post-Christmas haze of carbohydrates and vodka and whittle it all down to this niftily-structured end-of-year meme. I struggle to believe it’s been a year since my last one, particularly due to the worrying lack of posts …

Why Secretary spanks Fifty Shades of Grey

I may have a degree in English Literature, but I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I’ve also read all the Twilight books. Who doesn’t enjoy a good, trashy, sexy, rubbishy read now again, especially when you can shelter behind the comfort of …

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