Why is Instagram so obsessed with sex?

In the 13 years I have been writing on this particular iteration of my blog, I've considered closing it down many times and for many different reasons. Mostly it's been because I've run out of ideas of things to write about, but occasionally I will find myself thinking that a particular social media platform has... Continue Reading →

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 →

I know what I want

I have always known what shape I wanted my life to take, but I didn't always know what it was called. Like a hazy view of the distance that's slowly coming into focus as you move closer. Sometimes I knew it because I was clear about what I wanted, but other times I knew it... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on learning to love your body

When I started planning photoshoots this year, I was mostly doing it to a) show off some of the lovely lingerie I've collected over the years, and b) because I enjoy meeting photographers and becoming a part of their creative process. I find photography fascinating, it's been a hobby of mine for some time, and... 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 →

Week 53: reflections on the past year

Today is my one year anniversary of working from home, which has started me thinking about the last 12 months. For all its faults and annoyances, I've always loved working in an office. I enjoy spending time around people, the planned and unplanned interactions that litter our days, and the ability to communicate on many... 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 →

What 2020 has taught me

As the end of the year approaches, and I get myself ready to meet my friends on Zoom and fill out the Year Compass, I thought I'd also take a little bit of time to write a blog post reflecting on what I'll be taking away from the last twelve months. A global pandemic was... Continue Reading →

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