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Just after New Year I traveled for something that I have never done before, to see tributes laid outside the final resting place of a celebrity that had passed away.  I went to the home of George Michael.

It would feel unusual enough admitting to that if I was a massive fan of his.  But I wasn’t, so it definitely feels weird! Continue reading

NaNoWriMo national novel writing month

November is ‘National Novel Writing Month’, or NaNoWriMo for short. The challenge is to write 50,000 words within the month, and this year I am taking on the challenge myself.

Which means NaNoWriMo is no mean feat, as that translates as 1667 words per day. By no means impossible on any normal day, but unfortunately every day cannot be classed as ‘normal’. Certainly not in my life, anyway. Continue reading

Left Leave campaign
The debate around membership of the European Union (EU) is hotting up now in anticipation of the referendum on 23rd June.

As it stands, the arguments for a “Leave” vote has been dominated by the racist right, including UKIP and some of the worst examples of the Tory party. Continue reading

Football is simply a pastime, a sport. Yet, to many who follow a football team it is a passion that is central not only to their life, but also defines them.

The tribal loyalty it invokes has in the past given witness to scenes of horrific hooligan violence, but now has developed into something else – a hybrid of those old days of masculine working class defiance, and the open ways of thinking that have come since.

In 70s and 80s, to follow football was a gritty affair. Continue reading

chimpI am a dreadful procrastinator. By which, I suppose, I should mean I’m a really good procrastinator.

A bad procrastinator, when faced with any given task, would completely fail to get distracted or sidetracked. They wouldn’t put off any difficult tricky jobs in their life, but instead would just get on with them. Completely failing to waste their time – a woeful performance if you want to be a pro level procrastinator. Continue reading