Checking in, staying safe.

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.

Kindness first, always.

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.

Q: Are there good things in the world to think about?

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?

Rachel Stevens’ “Come & Get It” at 10: celebrating a great lost pop classic.

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.