Like everything else that is occurring in the world at the moment, young people are receiving their GCSE results, A Level results or degrees in the next few weeks without the usual signifiers of mid-August to mark such an occasion. The stock local newspaper photo of blonde A graders jumping for joy, results paper clung … Continue reading Advice I’d give to my 2012 self.
Howdy all, It may not have escaped your notice if you're a regular reader that posting on this here corner of the web has well, dropped a little bit in recent weeks. Things are different to how any of us imagined them four months ago, let alone a year ago. Some people are dealing with … Continue reading Mindful Me.
So yesterday, it occurred to me that I have been staying at home for exactly a month. As with everything in this strange time we're all living through at the moment, it occurred to me that it feels like a lifetime ago, when it's actually been just a bit over 30 days since I became … Continue reading Observations since I started staying home.
Good evening everyone, I did wonder about the best way to do this blog. Until as recently as a couple of days ago I'd written something very different. Anyway, I filmed a little IGTV video on Instagram tonight that I think for once, does justice better than written words: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B94v09ShffV/?igshid=1fwjald3v6rey So, to sum up / … Continue reading Checking in, staying safe.
Hello everyone, It's been a strange and sad old weekend, and yet somehow it feels a bit longer than that. Then again, that always seems to be the way when a massive loss happens. Most people reading this post from the UK will already know, but for any international readers among you, the sad news … Continue reading Kindness first, always.
I'm grateful for Victoria Coren Mitchell. The writer and presenter summed up a national mood in a piece she wrote in The Observer this weekend just gone, that I'm sure many writers and bloggers - present writer included - are feeling countrywide at present. Political uncertainty and general turmoil following a snap general election, and a … Continue reading Q: Are there good things in the world to think about?
Dear Cat & Fi, Hello there. So it's Saturday night, I'm watching 'Smack the Pony' (more specifically this hilarious pisstake of All Saints they did) and it's the second of the 'Dear Cat & Fi' blogs that I'm writing to you. I've made it to a second one so I think that deserves a little … Continue reading Dear Cat & Fi: The One When I Pay my Coffee Forward
Dear Cat & Fi, Hello! Your little bro Alex here. I thought today's blog post could potentially be the start of something new. Obviously, both of you, my twin sisters, live miles away from me now and I may not get to touch base with you both as much as I'd like to - some … Continue reading Dear Cat & Fi: The One Where I Get a New Favourite Band
All the acts from 2008-12's great British pop renaissance either suddenly flopping hard in the charts and/or launching solo careers of varying degrees of amazingness this year, has led me back to reminiscing on the last time that happened. And when I sat down to work it out this week, I reasoned it must have … Continue reading Rachel Stevens’ “Come & Get It” at 10: celebrating a great lost pop classic.
Most of you who read this blog - or at least, I hope most of you - will know that away from here, I'm also a budding writer. All of you reading this will also know that I am a fan of the weekly vlogs on YouTube by the Fletcher posse - Tom, Giovanna and … Continue reading Inspiration: how do you get yours?