My Ten Thoughts On Trump. 

  Final thoughts on Trump. 1) 30.9 % of people voted for Trump. 2) The fact they did tells you all you need to know. People want change, they are sick of career politicians, they are worn down by neoliberalism which Hilary represented. Donald offered an alternative for some and so jaded were they, they … Continue reading My Ten Thoughts On Trump. 

You Are Beautiful. 

Been thinking about women today after reading a friend's status earlier. What does it mean to be beautiful? According to advertising/media/entertainment preferably tiny and unblemished, shiny hair, perfect skin, face and limbs in perfect proportion. As many of us do not fit these black and white dimensions, because we are human, not a block of … Continue reading You Are Beautiful. 

Do You Call Yourself A Writer?

I asked a question on social media the other day, do you call yourself a writer and if so, why and if not, why is that, what stops you brandishing your silky scribe and nailing your colours to the mast. Maybe the problem is if we call ourselves writers (or authors if we’ve published a … Continue reading Do You Call Yourself A Writer?

My Opinion of the John Lewis Advert.

It used to be the case that until once glimpsed the Coco Cola lorry pulling into town, Christmas hadn’t arrived. Now, a different company gives you the okay to start bedecking your home with realms of tinsel, lights and inflatable father Christmases acting drunk in the wind as they wobble on your front lawn. The … Continue reading My Opinion of the John Lewis Advert.

I Am Not A Feminist.

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I like cake. No, I mean I really like cake. You could call me what I shall christen a cake (ist). A noun with an ‘ist’ at the end of it like racist, egotist, anarchist, nationalist but cake (ist) has none of the unfavourable negative connotations that we’ve learnt to associate with these words. Well, … Continue reading I Am Not A Feminist.

I want The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The small independent bookshop stands in a picturesque courtyard. Four benches symmetrically, positioned next to a variety of flowers blossoming in their raised brick flowerbeds. It looks tranquil, peaceful, a quiet oasis one always needs, somewhere to disappear and take a minute or two during a busy day. I've visited the shop many times, occasionally … Continue reading I want The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Question Time: The bloke in the Audience

The BBC reporting on the audience member who stood up during this weeks  Question Time to say that China’s record on human rights could be compared to Ian Duncan’s Smiths ‘treatment of the disabled’ apparently left the studio guests ‘stunned and bemused’. Not normally the rendered response when one is talking about blatant human rights … Continue reading Question Time: The bloke in the Audience