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Happy 2020

Happy New Year, all!  Another solar cycle complete; hopefully a little more rested, a little less stressed in time for the next orbital rollick.  2019 was a bit of a rollercoaster, all things considered – both good and bad. As anyone who’s regularly poked at this corner of the internet will notice – there’s a […]

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General Election 2019

In about 48 hours, the UK goes to the polls again. And not gonna lie – I’m knackered. But if you only read one paragraph of this, then please, please go vote. The issues facing this country right now are huge. Please take this opportunity to have your say, however uch the whole political process feels […]

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S.M.A.S.H – November 23rd

Come join myself and a panel of awesome-sauce humans for an evening of, I’m hoping, chaos, arguments, wild non-sequiteurs and general high-jinks at the Barbican Library (one of the Best Libraries Ever) on November 23rd for S.M.A.S.H, hosted by the London Graphic Novel Network. We’re specifically gonna be tackling Dystopias, Reality and Censorship, and it […]

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What I Learned Watching Criminal – Netflix

Criminal: UK Protocol is everything. If you have 30 seconds until the interview is over, you have 30 seconds, and that’s it. You do not cross that line. A lot depends on your solicitor. They are there to enforce protocol. Protocol is everything. Romance is a shy, tender thing. Any romance that goes beyond a […]

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Support the Climate Strike

Very late in the day, please support the climate strike! Climate change is the single greatest threat to our existence. It is already manifesting in deadly heatwaves, spreading diseases, decreased fertility, water shortages and ever-more deadly extreme weather. It is ruining crops and lives; driving up the cost of the food on your shelves and […]

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Sweet Tooth In London

It is a Famous Fact, that I love cake. As someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, having cake is the main means through which I socialise with people. It is like going to the pub, only way more chocolatey. I also have the palette of a five-year-old. How much icing is the correct amount? All the […]

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Why I’m A Squishy Leftie

If you’ve spent more than 20s on this blog, you’ll know I’m a squishy leftie. I tick a bundle of the boxes – extremely concerned about climate change, social inequality, feminism, discrimination etc.. I was pro-Corbyn until it became apparent that he was pretty useless, and have generally voted Green my whole life, especially in […]

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Running Sucks Sorta Maybe No

Running sucks. I’m kinda learning to love it. As a child, I was taught that exercise was basically a moral sin. For my Dad, who was always overweight, exercise was just something he straight-up refused to do. My Mum loves walking everywhere and values exercise in life deeply, but always had a strong sense that […]

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Swimathon – March 2019

I’ve signed up to swim 5k in March 2019 to raise money for Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie!  Yaaaaayyyy!  Because 200 lengths is fine, right?  Totally fine…. This is not my first swimathon.  In 2015 and 2016 I was part of a swimming team (the Red Herrings) which divided up the task of doing […]

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Crazy weeks and sleep

It’s been a few crazy weeks.  To summarize roughly, they went something like this… At the end of October, I was lucky enough to be a guest at Fantasycon, which this year was held in Chester.  On the Friday of going to Fantasycon, I first went to Ipswich to see rehearsals for a (stunningly good) […]

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Silence

As an only child, growing up in the city, I remember the first time my parents left me home alone for a weekend.  The house was far too big for me, and since I lived in Hackney, but went to school on the other side of town, there wasn’t a sense of friends nearby, of […]

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Never Quite Enough Time

Not least, never quite enough time to do a proper blog post.  Apologies for that.  It’s all been very patchy, and more and more I begin to have sympathy for my Mum, who despite being retired is constantly juggling time to try and find a moment to get things done. Where does it all go? […]

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