“Reasons to stay alive?” Drummer Boy peered at me with concern when he noticed what I was reading a few days ago. “Are you… OK? Anything we need to talk about?” With a rather emo title, and fairly weighty subject matter, you’d expect Reasons To Stay Alive by Brighton-based author Matt Haig to be rather… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: book nerd edition, 22/05/2016
After nearly five years, there aren’t many more relationship ‘firsts’ to be had. The first argument probably happened within weeks of getting together, if I know myself at all. The first ‘I love you’ happened on the Clifton Suspension Bridge on a summer’s evening (this isn’t important, I just like to brag). First week, month,… Continue reading A new first
I use this image a lot. It seems fitting. Sorry – this isn’t going to be a nice, cheery Sunday afternoon read. I’ve been anxious recently. No – I can’t put it in the past tense like that – I am anxious, a lot of the time, at the moment. I hope it’s just a… Continue reading Anxious
A few months ago, I nearly died at East Croydon station. I didn’t really, but as opening lines go, that’s not half-bad, is it? With the juxtaposition of melodrama and utter banality – yeah, yeah, English students die hard and whatnot; I’ll get on with it. I thought I was going to die. For perhaps… Continue reading I’m not crazy, I swear.