Tag: life

Maybe It’s OK To Overthink (Sometimes)

I saw a meme on Instagram a few weeks ago. It was one of those old-fashioned-typewriter ones, with messily typed words on a white page, and it said “most people never heal because they stay in their own heads, replaying corrupted scenarios. Let it go”. I thought “yes!”. I...

New Year’s Resolutions? They’re Not Compulsory, BTW

Each year, as we drift through that strange week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the innocuous conversations we have with anyone — shop assistant; hairdresser; fellow dog walker in the park — will inevitably include at some point the polite question: “So. Any New Year’s Resolutions?” In days...

As A Feminist, Can I Still Laugh at Penis Jokes?

It was Adam Buxton, comedian and veteran podcaster, who made me start to think about this issue. He was interviewing Caitlin Moran when the subject came up. “I must admit I do get a bit cross,” he opined gently (the delightful Mr Buxton’s opining is never not gentle) “when...

Life Looks Better from Up High

I’m not having the easiest time right now. Nothing serious; nothing life-changing or worth complaining about. Just the usual perfect stress-storm that whips through a life every few months or years, the pesky combination of factors that sometimes align in just such a way as to be a bit too much...

Your mask’s slipped, mate

It’s official! Overnight on Monday, the news websites finally confirmed it: in England, wearing face masks or face coverings in all shops is going to be compulsory from 24th July, and ignoring this mandate will be enforceable by fairly hefty fines. (No, no idea about that ten-day delay. It’s like...