What I’ve Discovered Recently

Motivational quote print

I’ve had a lot of time to think recently. Thinking used to be something I largely avoided. It came close to terrifying me as much as stepping outside did. At one point in time thinking used to mean simply dwelling. Dwelling on all the bad things of the past, the maybes, the what could have […]

Peerless Flats By Esther Freud

Close up of book front cover

What made me pick up Peerless Flats when I found it in a charity shop a number of years ago is a mystery. What is more of a mystery is what made me pick it up as my next book to read through. The reviews from 1993, when this book was revealed, to more recent […]

Let Us Talk About… Political Engagement

A group of Labour supporters meet to see Corbyn lunch the general election 2017 campaign

It is hard to believe that it is over seven years since I first joined the Labour Party and took my political engagement and activism up a level. Even before that point, which is when I was 15 and lived in a run down struggling ex-mining town, I had started to engage in the news, […]

A Return To Selhurst Park

No press tickets. No Palace Radio. No reason to be there other than to enjoy the game solely as a fan. I admit I had forgotten what being a fan felt like after so long watching every move and needing to come up with something witty to say or an observation to jot down. For […]

Month Two Update On My August 2016 Aims

What a month! Not only have I settled further into work and started to get into new routines and more positive habits of making the most of my time off and days in general but, despite the nights closing in and the weather being a downer, I am still feeling pretty upbeat about life at […]

Stumbling Around The Kitchen

Moving into a new property is always exciting but it also means getting used to new things, different layouts and finding storage solutions. And whilst I’m not a rookie in the kitchen and can do a variety of dishes and styles with a sense of confidence entering a new one to cook is still a […]

The worst luck (a rant)

Ever just feel like everything in the world is against you? Most of time it’s the really small things that get us down and give us that impression. I’m writing this in advance of it being published and by the time it goes out I’ll be getting ready to leave the flat for the walk […]