Thoughts on the Attack in Nice

  I’ve only been to Nice once. Nine years ago, I walked along the Promenade des Anglais and the beach of the Baie des Anges before climbing La Cascade. I looked down on the terracotta rooftops of the city, spreading out beneath me, and the sky and the Mediterranean Sea both a bright, uncompromising blue, … Continue reading

Two things I learned this week and some Tornmile news

So apologies about the radio silence over the last little bit of time. It’s been a hectic sort of period with performing in plays (one at the Royal Shakespeare Company) and moving house (not at the Royal Shakespeare Company). Also, I hadn’t a whole lot to post about and wanted to take some time to … Continue reading

Will O’ The Wisp & Other Poems

Will O’ The Wisp I come home and the house is dark All the lights are on, but she’s not here. A house’s not a home without that light. Not comfort and not safety, just a shell, A place, a building, a heap of bricks. But that light was a lie. A gaudy flash in … Continue reading

Generic Update

I had an idea for a post about some of the gender related stories that have been circulating in the wake of the mass shooting in the US, but maybe that’s a post for another time. I’m not reluctant to write it, but I feel a bit drained at the moment with being so busy, … Continue reading

Long Time, No See

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, mostly because I haven’t had a lot to say. I started this year with such good intentions, but as we all know they do pave the way to hell. I don’t want you to think I’ve been procrastinating – I have been working on things, mostly the WIP … Continue reading

What’s New for 2014


For the first time in my life, I’ve decided to do NaNoWriMo. For those not in the know, NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a writing project whereby anyone who has ever thought of writing a novel can sign up to a month of seat of the pants writing frenzy. The aim is to … Continue reading

The End of Fear

I was lucky enough to see an opportunity advertised to play the character of Irwin in The History Boys recently. It’s a brilliant part and the play is amazing – many of you will have seen it or the film that’s based on it. Normally I might have looked at the opportunity and not done … Continue reading

Like The Wind…Sort Of

For those of you who don’t stalk me on Twitter, you may be ignorant of the fact that I’ve recently taken up running. Since a week last Wednesday I’ve run about 50km (running around 5.1km every day, with one day off). Before a week last Wednesday I had run approximately 0km in the last 2 … Continue reading

Every Little Absence & Other Poems

Every Little Absence  My heart is heavy. The hours stretch since I have heard your voice: I feel angry at myself. At my own stupidity, my heavy heart.

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