Justify Yourself

When I was in Year 9 at school (which would put me between 13 to 14 years old), the Head of Year held an end of Year assembly. The Head of Year was (and still is. RIP Mr K), a local legend. A giant of a rugby player who’d suffered damage to his larynx so…

Thoughts On Change

Usual disclaimers apply. This is an opinion/thought piece, not grounded in scientific fact or research but anecdotal experience. I welcome contrasting thoughts and opinions, but this isn’t meant to be a sweeping statement of How Things Are, and nor do I expect everyone to have had the same thoughts as me.

If you have battled with, or are currently battling with, the issues mentioned below, then please do not seek guidance from the Internet alone. Please look at getting professional help and support. It can save your life.

Content warnings for: Depression, suicide ideation, death, eating disorders, questionable parenting, shitty pop psychology.

Review of 2017

In this post: repeated mentions of moving house and health. I’m afraid it’s not a terribly exciting review. What did you do in 2017 that you’d never done before? Moved into a house that I helped buy. A little patch of hillside swamp, all of my very own. Did you keep your 2017 new years’…

Still Alive pt. II

As the great GLaDOS once sang, I’m still alive. So. The Ginger and I successfully moved house and, after two weeks of scrubbing with tooth brushes, having allergic reactions to cleaning products, and painting over 6 years of wear and tear, we’re finally shot of the old place. It’s nice to live in a house…

On feeling Bald and Beautiful

As time has passed since I shaved my head, it’s become less weird and interesting. Other things have happened, life goes on, and I no longer spend quite so much time every day sending an exploratory hand up top just to reassure myself that “yes, I actually did that”.

A Busy Week, Blah

Nothing much to talk about at the moment, but I don’t want to leave this blog standing empty so I’ll do a quick update.

Easter Weekend & Personal Development

I had a productive Easter weekend which ended on something of a low note. I seem to have pulled it around though, so on balance it’s been a good few days…

Photos from Northumberland

While over in the North East, I decided to get myself a new camera. My old one had done the job for the last few years, but it was a source of constant frustration. Not only did I have issues with its battery life and lack of focus, but it was about the same size and weight as a house brick…

Finally An Update

While there’s a lot I could – and really should – talk about, paragraphs that start with statements like “there’s a lot I could – and really should – talk about” are exactly the sort of openers that have put me off writing up until now…