On the train back to Brighton on Thursday night (after one of the loveliest evenings I’ve had in ages), I found myself thinking about the current refugee crisis and trying to imagine the circumstances that might drive me to leave my home, with only the barest of essentials, and undertake a terrifying, life-endangering journey to… Continue reading Failure of imagination
A place name, plucked from the air during an argument about our future – “what about Brighton?” “Brighton could be an option! I can get the train back to work – for now at least – and there’s bound to be more going on, musically, for you.” And so here we are. DB took charge… Continue reading Landed.
Plucked this one out of the air, to soothe my itchy keyboard fingers… E.L. James did a Twitter Q & A on Monday, and it went exactly as you’d imagine. People didn’t hold back – if you want to see the worst of it, check Buzzfeed’s take on the conversation. I’m not going to link… Continue reading Give E.L. James a break
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who can’t sit still, and those who love nothing more than sitting still. I am firmly in the latter camp. All my favourite things involve sitting down: reading, writing, eating cheese, drinking a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, watching The Thick Of It or Parks… Continue reading A list of things that learning to run has taught me about life
The last week or so has involved a hefty amount of my two favourite things – good food and good books. Drummer Boy and I made our regular pilgrimage to Bristol to celebrate another year of tolerating each other – which we do by eating and drinking a lot, and allowing ourselves one moment of… Continue reading Good reads and good feeds
This was an amazing dinner. Food guilt? What food guilt? Can everyone stop wanging on about ‘clean eating’ please? (When I say ‘everyone’, the people who’ll know who I’m referring to will be the people – probably women, yes – who, like me, spend their internet time flitting between Twitter, the Guardian, and Instagram. No,… Continue reading Eat, drink and be merry
It’s hard to write about looking for a job in 2015 without sounding a) more than a touch defeatist, and b) like a whiny “millennial” with a raging sense of entitlement. The trouble is, the whole job-seeking process – from firing off application after application, to the cold-sweat awkwardness of interviews – is the most… Continue reading Strange situation