The North Beckons: All change for 2022

I'm not usually one for new year's resolutions or using January to attempt a fresh start, but this year that's how things have panned out. Back in February last year, I reflected on three national lockdowns and realised that, "I’m not at all sad about how I’ve spent my time over the last year, but... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2021

It's been another twelve months of pandemic life but, hey, you know what always cheers me up at this time of year? Giving thanks and announcing my Super Humans! Every year since 2011, I have shared a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and... Continue Reading →

A fresh look at art history

When I was studying art at school - for GCSEs that I took in 1991 and A-levels in 1993 - I was lucky enough to be able to go on plenty of study trips into London to visit galleries. These trips were usually to look at the permanent collections of large public institutions and, as... Continue Reading →

Five tips to plan the perfect city break

Holidaying in the country where you live is something that more people are considering at the moment, as international travel is restricted due to the ongoing pandemic. Having just returned to London from a wonderful weekend in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, I've been reflecting on what made it so great and thought I'd share... Continue Reading →

Jealousy, envy and lockdown

I've written about jealousy before on this blog. Quite a lot in fact, as being polyamorous (or embracing any other type of ethical non-monogamy) leads you to explore this emotion quite often. It's usually either when speaking to someone for the first time about how you structure your relationships, and they inevitably say "I couldn't... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2020

Well, this year has been quite something, huh? Still, not even a global pandemic is going to stop me from announcing my Super Humans! Every year since 2011, I have shared a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and, in my opinion, deserve an... Continue Reading →

Virtual boudoir shoot with Tigz Rice

There's no denying that this year has been a difficult one, and most people's lives have changed dramatically in ways we couldn't have imagined twelve months ago. Something a lot of us are coming to terms with is how our bodies have changed due to a reduction in the amount of movement in our daily... Continue Reading →

Taking pride in being bi, pan or queer

This weekend just gone should have been the annual Pride in London and UK Black Pride events, but the current situation means that things have taken a different shape this year with Pride returning to its protest roots. Online events have sprung up too; last weekend I attended Bi Pride UK's excellent online Bi-Fi Festival... Continue Reading →

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