This has been an odd week. For reasons that I have yet to fathom I have been in a bit of a daze and struggling to do anything at all, let alone the positive things that I know I should, or could, be doing to get my life moving forwards, even a little bit. Just… Continue reading Consuming
So, this is the academic year when me and most of my friends turn 40. As the person with a summer birthday, I get to stay in my thirties for a little bit longer than everyone else but this also means that I have a whole 12 months of watching them deal with it in… Continue reading 40 things before the big 4 0
I have spent much of my life, so far at least, living vicariously through the experiences of others. I live through film, television and books and on the periphery of the lives of my loved ones. I experience by proxy. It started with the books I would plough through, one a day, as a… Continue reading Living without an ending
A few – actually probably quite a lot of – years ago my friends and I became big fans of Avenue Q. We went more than once to see the fabulous original London cast do their thing. We loved how funny puppet sex is and related to many of the issues. The last song… Continue reading Was Avenue Q right all along?
Last week I watched the fascinating documentary Everything Is Copy, about the life of Nora Ephron. I’ve been trying to track it down since I first heard about it around the time she died and I finally managed to get it downloaded on a friend’s satellite box. In many ways it told me little that… Continue reading Why I Adore Nora
Friday was a difficult day for me; that thing that I used to mock as never going to happen actually took place and Donald Trump became the President of the United States of America. I was one of those people who watched the Celebrity Apprentice as a humorous guilty pleasure. I laughed through his preposterous… Continue reading Trump and marching
The other day I was in the supermarket with a friend and we had this moment of revelation about how different our initial reaction to things is. Sure, this was over some new type of bread but it had a much deeper resonance for us. My friend is always initially sceptical, quickly investigates and then,… Continue reading Reactions