The Super Humans of 2018

It's that time of year again. When the days are at their shortest and the end of the year approaches, I like to share a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are some... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on… nostalgia

In the early 1990s, UK schools didn't have many of the traditions we saw in the movies - proms, yearbooks etc - but some of my fellow students decided that they wanted to change this. Sadly, not enough people brought in the cash that was needed to produce an official yearbook, and so I took... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2017

Every December since 2011, I have been publishing an annual list of people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are the super humans who have shaped my life and brought me joy and inspiration - I want... Continue Reading →

5 life lessons from Spaced

I figured that if '5 life lessons from...' was going to be a series on this blog, the next show I had to address would have to be what is possibly my favourite television programme of all time. Despite the fact there are only 14 episodes of less than thirty minutes each, Spaced had a... Continue Reading →

5 life lessons from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Having watched the finale of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race at least a few times now, I have been pondering a few broader thoughts about the show. Yes, some aspects of early seasons were problematic and season 9 was not without controversy, but RPDR has (albeit rather slowly!) learnt from its mistakes and has... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2016

Since 2011 I have been publishing an annual list of people who have had positive impact on me in the previous 12 months and therefore, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are the super humans who have shaped my life and brought me joy and inspiration - I want to thank... Continue Reading →

Awesome Ideas: Skills Swap

Back when I first moved over to a self-hosted WordPress site in 2012, I enlisted the help of my multi-talented best friend and metamour Amanda to help make my blog and its extensive archives look good in the shiny new template I'd found. Four years on and the site was looking a bit dated, so... Continue Reading →

Top tips for a happy life

I've always been a glass half full kind of person, but recent years have seen me learn to value this more. Whenever I meet someone who has been ground down by stress and the pressures of 'adulting', I think about what it is that they've lost sight of. So, here are my top tips for... Continue Reading →

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