One of the things vexing me most about people in this pandemic (aside from food waste and panic buyers and people openly coughing in public) is rich people telling everyone staying home isn't that hard. Obviously, stay the fuck at home, but it really isn't as easy for everyone. We don't all have cinema rooms, … Continue reading My Lavish Lockdown Digs
Creating is my favourite way to pass time. And suddenly I, like most people, find myself with a lot of time. However, as I mentioned in my last post, all of our brains are rather full of worry to be focusing on things like writing and other brain-reliant projects. Which is why in times of … Continue reading Cooking to Forget the Crisis
A short post this evening to mark the end of day three (how is it only day three???) and to celebrate a little shine of hope in this seemingly endless darkness. The world is, undoubtedly, a scary and confusing place right now. And Britain had issues long before coronavirus crept onto our shores. What with … Continue reading A Little Shine of Hope
There’s a lot in the news right now about sickness. A lot of fear mongering, panic, and conversations that have been needed for a long time. Sickness is another of those things not many people like to talk about. It’s the dirty thing. The one we filter over and pretend doesn't happen by sharing pictures … Continue reading Why I’m Panicking About Coronavirus
Be kind. We've been hearing that a lot over the past week and it's a marvel we still need to be reminded. Just be fucking kind. How can it be that hard? But what, pray tell, even is kindness? Is it buying a charity t-shirt that says 'be kind' on but was made in a … Continue reading How To Be Kind
When scrolling through social media at this time of year you’ll find an endless stream of inspirational quotes. Alongside a gallery of filtered selfies from 2010 that leave you wondering how you missed your friend once having deer ears and glitter floating out their eyes. Also, of course, loads of kids have been pretending they … Continue reading Setting Achievable Goals This New Year
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how the right people seem fated to come into our lives at the exact time we need them. It’s weird, because I don’t think I believe in fate as such, but still there’s been some eerie coincidences. For example, in September 2010, how did I end up getting … Continue reading Friends For Now And Friends Forever
This is late. Again. I know, I’m the worst. I’m also massively procrastinating because I told myself I’d go out for a run this afternoon BUT I HAVE TO GET EVERYTHING DONE FIRST, OKAY?! I’m also not quite sure where this post is heading. I wrote the word ‘pride’ down in my notes app a … Continue reading Why Are We Never Allowed To Be Proud?
I thought I’d mix it up this week and go for something less heavy. As you probably know by now I fulfil all the Cornish stereotypes and work in a pasty shop. In fact, I’ve been working in customer service since I was thirteen. So I’ve heard enough blood boiling bullshit to fill hundreds of … Continue reading 10 Things Pissing Off Shop Assistants (This One Specifically)
I’ve hinted at this a lot over the past few weeks but it’s always been distant. A thought in my head as opposed to a concrete decision. Now, though, I’m laying out the details. I'm moving to Edinburgh on the 15th of October (cue panic!). Since I first visited Edinburgh in 2015 I’ve wanted to … Continue reading I’m Moving to Edinburgh!