Common consensus nowadays - or rather, that of social media algorithms - would have you believe the view that the world is a totally bad place; that all is corrupt, there is no hope for us and that we're all destined for impending doom by some darker means.But then, you see those glimmers of hope, … Continue reading Thoughts on Kate Bush reaching number one with “Running Up That Hill”
Category: My thoughts
Self Kindness / an update.
Hello all, I hope this post finds you safe and well. It may not have escaped your notice that the last post I did on this blog was just under a month ago. Anyone who reads this blog with any kind of regularity may have thought that very unlike me. And indeed, it is very … Continue reading Self Kindness / an update.
Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change
When I wrote my review of Little Mix's current album Confetti last month, I mentioned in my parting words that I wouldn't be surprised if this ended up being their last album for a while. Little did I realise that statement I made would come to fruition quite so soon after the fact. For the … Continue reading Our thoughts on Jesy Nelson leaving Little Mix – and why the music industry still needs to change
Advice I’d give to my 2012 self.
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.
Observations since I started staying home.
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.
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?
Dear Cat & Fi: The One When I Pay my Coffee Forward
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