Why I’m Bad At Dating

  I am bad at dating. This probably won’t come as a surprise to those of you who know me in real life, but sometimes people do express some shock if I admit to that. I don’t know why – I don’t really understand what they’re shocked about. You’d think I’d just told them that … Continue reading

A Farewell to Apps

Recently I deleted the Facebook app from my smart phone. There were many reasons for this but the chief amongst them was that I had taken to checking the app immediately on waking up and constantly throughout the day, regardless of whether I had notifications or not. Mostly I knew I didn’t have notifications, but … Continue reading

Why The Cagebirds?

  Tomorrow night marks the opening performance for The Cagebirds, the play I've been directing with The Little Theatre, and I thought you all might be interested in why I've chosen to direct this play, or rather, why I've chosen to direct it as a feminist interpretation. I don't want to spoil the play for … Continue reading

All Writers Drink

I got asked today if I’ve ever written things drunk in response to my talking about my last piece where someone got to my blog through searching “all writers are drunk”. The answer is not no, but not yes. I have written drunk numerous times but never collected the fruit of that labour, mostly because … Continue reading

Search Terms

I got a lovely message from wordpress this week saying that my stats were booming. My initial thought was that it was nice they keep track of these things and that it was surprising, especially given my lack of recent updates. As I was rooting around in the various stats that were presented I found … Continue reading

On Vanity & Beauty

I’m a vain person. I take a lot of time working out what outfit to wear and I like to look good. This doesn’t mean that once in a while I’ll slum it and just not bother, but mostly I like to wear things that I think make me look good and pleasing to other … Continue reading

On Being A Man

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout and twice runner up of the Annual Silliest Name In Showbiz Competition (he lost out to Englebert Humperdinck in 2012 and controversially to Mila Kunis in 2013 after some confusion over how her name was spelled), has recently said that children should be allowed to use knives and that there is … Continue reading

No Make Up Selfies – Some Thoughts

Warning: today’s blog contains lots of profanity and disturbing imagery. I’ve been chain watching Zero Punctuation and it’s rubbed off on me (pun intended). Reluctant as I am to add yet another stream of piss into society’s open mouth, I couldn’t let this no make up (and let me be absolutely clear here that “make … Continue reading

Disney’s Not For Me

I was going to call this post “Why I don’t like Disney”, but that doesn’t really hold true with what I’m going to say. Anyone who’s dropped in here before couldn’t help but notice that I belong to several fandoms, ranging from J. R. R. Tolkien to superheroes, from Sherlock to Wheel of Time.

On Being A Hero

Sunset over Mill Green

It’s not unusual for me when I’m walking down the street alone, music playing into my ears, to sink into a fantasy world where the path is beset with a foe of some kind – bandits, assassins, or twisted servants of evil. This all takes place in my head, so I appear to the vast … Continue reading

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