Latest good stuff, November 2018

It took me two months to read At Home In The World – partly because I’ve had rather a lot on, and partly because, well, it doesn’t so much get under your skin as work its way into your blood vessels and scratch at you from the inside. Joyce Maynard was trained to write like… Continue reading Latest good stuff, November 2018

This was the year…

2017 began in a funk of rolling, raging anxiety that I honestly thought I’d never recover from, and is ending with the loss of my darling, darling grandmother. And yet despite those things, it’s been a pretty good year, on balance. 2017 was the year… …I started taking antidepressants, and they gave me my life… Continue reading This was the year…

Long time, no blog

So. It’s been a while. In fact, I’d sort of made the decision to abandon this blog – at least temporarily, anyway. I have a real job now, in an office, and it involves spreadsheets and phone calls, and means that there is no better time than 5.30 on a Friday evening. And I’m actually… Continue reading Long time, no blog

From Bristol with love

I took this. Or: “Naughty Badger’s* step-by-step guide to an awesome couple of days away”. *Not sure if I’ve explained this nickname. It’s not as deviant as it sounds, unfortunately. Step one: Set off alarmingly early, because your significant other needs to renew their railcard and is confident that this can be done at the… Continue reading From Bristol with love

What to do with your free time…

…if you still have any. I can’t remember the last time I fell as completely and utterly in love with a film as I did with Mud, which I saw on Wednesday evening. It certainly wasn’t the last time I made it to the cinema, to see Les Miserables – the only bit of which… Continue reading What to do with your free time…