If Things Were Normal

If things were normal, I would have been in work until at least 12pm today. I’d have probably bought a breakfast bun to keep me going because I was getting into the habit of that on a Friday. Along with Thai Wednesday and Chippy Thursday, our team were doing a great job of maintaining unhealthy… Continue reading If Things Were Normal

Looking For Silver Linings

The last five weeks have been the most difficult of my life so far. I know that I am not alone when I say that. Testing, draining and seemingly impossible does not even begin to cover it. Isolation challenges us in many different ways. For a start, it leads us to be faced with truths… Continue reading Looking For Silver Linings

A Letter to My Nanna

Hiya Nan. I dreamt of you again and woke up at 3.30. I lay there for an hour but thoughts of you lingered. I got up quietly at 4.30 but Darren noticed straight away. He asked where I was going and if I was okay. I told him I needed to write to you. The… Continue reading A Letter to My Nanna

The Story Behind The Picture at Prague’s Love Lock Bridge

Every photograph tells a story, or so they say, so I thought I’d choose one of my favourites and share the tale behind it. This one was taken on Monday 30th May 2016 – the happiest day of my life to date. Darren and I are stood at the Love Lock Bridge in Prague city.… Continue reading The Story Behind The Picture at Prague’s Love Lock Bridge

11 Signs that Your Other Half is Also Your Best Friend

1. They give great advice. They'll suggest that you avoid finishing your chocolate bar because they know you'll regret it. You might suspect that they've got their eye on it, but they're still bang on. Every time! 2. You gossip together. It’s not unusual for your conversations to start with “You’ll never believe who ignored… Continue reading 11 Signs that Your Other Half is Also Your Best Friend

Does Sexuality Really Matter?

We live in a world where people are constantly labelled according to their individual preferences in terms of the food they choose to eat, the clothes they choose to wear and anything else they might absentmindedly pick up in a supermarket. Whilst the items themselves have physical labels embellished onto them, the metaphorical ones that… Continue reading Does Sexuality Really Matter?

Film Review: About Time (2013)

‘About Time’ is the latest British romantic comedy film to come from the creators of classics ‘Love Actually’, ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. Directed by Richard Curtis, the film tells the story of Tim Lake, who on his 21st birthday learns from his father that along with the rest of the men in… Continue reading Film Review: About Time (2013)