A review of Mark Lanegan's powerful memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep
I usually reserve my political anger for Twitter. But this isn't political any more. Or at least it shouldn't be. It's much bigger than that. And I believe that every single family has many stories that will blow Cummings' lame and privileged excuses out the water. I am writing about just one family. My family. … Continue reading EVERY family’s experience of lockdown will expose the privilege in Cummings’ weak excuses
Hi all To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (18th - 24th May - which also happens to include my birthday - whoop!) my publisher, Trigger, has uploaded a special e-book discount on Amazon for my book, A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes. It's now available at just 99p - but be quick because it's not up … Continue reading Limited offer – A Series of Unfortunate Stereotypes for just 99p
A short piece of fiction on the theme of addiction that I wrote in 2019: My cheek felt shredded against wet sandy grains. A web of washed up salty hair clung sorely to my forehead like jellyfish tentacles. And still you winked at me. But I wouldn’t lift my arm for you. Not this time. … Continue reading Short story: I needed you
When I first heard about the Coronavirus Theatre Club - set up to provide a platform for writers, performers and directors during the Covid-19 crisis - I didn't for a second think I would submit anything to it. I'd never really considered hearing my words performed. Then, a few days back, I realised I could. … Continue reading Coronavirus Theatre Club
I realised that, whilst I might not have felt anxiety like this since 2015, the world hasn't experienced anything as significant as Covid-19 since WWII.
Anxiety can happen to anyone...even my 'should've been a reality TV star' friend Paul
A very personal blog post about body image and poor self esteem
Who made up the rules about what illnesses or symptoms should be shameful?
Today I ran 2.5km. A few years ago I wouldn't have wanted to post that. 2.5km is so lame! And I'm not going to pretend that I did it in some kind of super-fast speed either. I'll be upfront - it was an average of 6 minutes 23 seconds per km. Perhaps I'd be better … Continue reading Do run, run, run