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‘Super Saturday’: On observing the re-emergence of indulgences that weren’t a part of my reality to start with

As I watch pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, holiday homes and all manner of other non-essential businesses tentatively open their doors again, I look on, and wonder what it must feel like for the people who have missed these things, for the people whose lives felt significantly altered by their absence. For those who thought nothing ofContinue reading “‘Super Saturday’: On observing the re-emergence of indulgences that weren’t a part of my reality to start with”

‘Short Thoughts’ Series #2 What’s in a rainbow?

Amidst the madness we’ve somehow adopted the rainbow as the collective symbol for keyworkers and the NHS. Once commonly a symbol for hope or peace, rainbows have a longstanding association with positivity and the spread of joy. There’s the old cliche of these colourful arcs forming as something of a beacon after the supposed negativeContinue reading “‘Short Thoughts’ Series #2 What’s in a rainbow?”

‘Short Thoughts’ Series #1 When did we lose the ability to think and act for ourselves?

Part of a new series of posts where I write with what I have to hand at the time. No research, no interviews, no expectations – just snippets of thoughts as I go along, as and when I feel able to talk. In the wake of the weekly clapping ritual, minute silences and a myriadContinue reading “‘Short Thoughts’ Series #1 When did we lose the ability to think and act for ourselves?”

A piece on tolerance and kindness amidst a global crisis

If you’re reading this, you’re probably having the same difficulties that I’m having in keeping away from social media. Despite restrictions I’ve put in place, the C-word gets a mention pretty much everywhere right now, with armchair activists and social leaders all vying for their own hot take on this global crisis. In trying toContinue reading “A piece on tolerance and kindness amidst a global crisis”


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