Categories
Personal

10 Things To Do When You’re In Tier 2

This week has felt like a full year, hasn’t it? If you, like myself, live in London or one of the other areas in the U.K that have recently gone from Tier 1 to Tier 2 lockdown restrictions, then this week has been a serious emotional rollercoaster.

Categories
Opinion

Mental Health, Ulysses & The Prevailing Human Spirit

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and this year we need the reminder to take care of our mental health more than ever before. It might be uncomfortable but we need to talk about your mental health!

Categories
Arts and Culture

Save Fringe Theatre In London

Fringe theatre on a good day receives barely any funding, and in a post -if we allow ourselves to dream of it- COVID world, I’m worried that they will receive absolutely none.

Categories
Personal

The Creative Hiatus and Other Ways to Say “Amazing”

Most people like to think they have something a little bit creative about them; whether you paint landscapes at the weekend, attend a pottery class once in a blue moon or recite Shakespeare from your bathtub…just me? We were always taught that creativity is a good thing. “You should hold onto that”; like our favourite […]

Categories
Personal

The Fantasy of “Going Back Home” & “The Grass is Greener” Syndrome

In London, people talk about “going back home” for the weekend, for holidays or Christmas in a gentle, soft-spoken way as if saying the words out loud might break the spell of the spongy, fantastical illusion they have created in their minds. The truth is, most people “go back home” and find it is not […]

Categories
Personal

Thoughts at 1AM

Take your time because nothing is permanent. You can control your life. Hug the people who try to lift you up and be there for them when they need the lift. Crack jokes daily. Cry when you need to. There is no need to internalise everything because you have people who want to hear your […]

Categories
Politics

Radiators, Drainers and Hypocrisy

I heard somewhere once that there are two types of people in this world: radiators and drainers. And before you conjure delightful images of swanky modern radiators for your loungeĀ and some sort of device utilized for draining things/stopping flooding in your kitchen, let me stop you there. I think the person that said this meant […]

Categories
Politics

Uncle Obama, the EU referendum and Love Actually

I love Obama. I think he seems like a pretty cool dude; the kind of guy I would like to be related to. I think he would make a nice uncle or perhaps a fun cousin? As a president, say what you like, but he kind of had his wings cut off from under him […]

Categories
Opinion

Follical Challenges and Other Things We Should Not Discuss

My father has never had too much hair since I have known him. It is kind of weird to think of my father as having had a full head of hair and more than that, that other people once knew him that way. Bizarre…the fact that my parents had lives before me! The reason I bring this up […]