Somehow I've ended up being driven to write another BBC article related blog (because apparently that's what I do now). This particular grumble was sparked by a piece about a footballer who, between 2011 and 2012, made some homophobic comments via his twitter account. Not really "news" and, if I'm honest, not much of a … Continue reading Excuse or apology?
Apparently visiting news websites is highly likely to get me ranting; who knew? This particular slice of annoyance was sparked by an article titled "Should it be easier to get a divorce in England and Wales?" The article opens by giving a summary of an on-going case in which a woman who felt unhappy and unfulfilled in her marriage … Continue reading Thoughts on marriage
I don't know whether I've just been paying more attention but it feels like there has been a marked increase in discussion about mental health over the last few years. It also feels like more of those conversations have been positive. I'm very aware that there is still a lot of really awful stuff written about … Continue reading I’m not “admitting” to anything
Since I've now been silent since March 22nd I suppose I ought to start by apologising for my rather extended absence. I've been dealing with a pretty hefty dose of mental health related apathy and haven't felt able to do anything creative (or at times anything at all). I've felt even more awful because that depressive slump has … Continue reading Is it Thursday yet?
Something popped up on one of my social media feeds the other day which got me thinking about books; about what I read and what I enjoy, and about what goes through my mind when deciding what book to pick up next. I'm not sure where I saw the post; I've been scrolling mindlessly through … Continue reading Choosing books
I don't have much to say about the Oscars but there is one thing I saw this morning that filled me with a mixture of sadness and anger. If you haven't looked at any lists of Oscars and their winners here's one from the BBC website. Scroll down a little way and you'll find that … Continue reading Diversity in film
I'm sorry I haven't been keeping to three posts a week. It's not so much that I've been busy, I've just been quietly wallowing in a pit of zero motivation. Every time I've sat down to try and write it has been a struggle to get the words out and my stomach has knotted up … Continue reading Cluedupp Brighton – a review