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 →

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 →

Lockdown Clothing: Holly’s story

Today's interview in the 'Lockdown Clothing' project is with Holly Williamson. Holly is a college teacher in Manchester, UK, who also makes things every now and again. "I'm 31 and actually loving lockdown a little bit! I love fashion and one day would like to make my own fashion photography book. I spend a great... Continue Reading →

Review: The Assistant

I've reviewed a few films on this blog, but I never thought I'd be adding one to the 'staying in' category until 2020 arrived with its global pandemic, lockdowns, and cinema closures! I was recently sent a preview link for The Assistant, which is written and directed by Kitty Green and is about an ambitious... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2019

I have to admit that one of the biggest joys of having my own blog is being able to use it to shout about people who I think are doing amazing things. Every year since 2011, I have shared a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous... Continue Reading →

The Power of Goodbye

As this year and decade draw to a close, the second most significant relationship of my life is coming to an end. It's not just been significant in length; it's also important due to how it has shaped me as a person. In November 2010 I started work at UAL, and my impending farewell on... Continue Reading →

I should have known

I should have known that getting older would bring wisdom. I guess it just didn't quite manifest in the way I thought it would, so I never saw it coming. People a lot younger than me are still better at putting so much of it into words though. I should have known that she'd dump... Continue Reading →

The wanderer returns

When I decided to stop updating this blog back in February, it was because I was feeling thoroughly uninspired. I didn't know what I wanted to write about any more and the (entirely self imposed) pressure of updating the site on a regular basis had become an added worry that I didn't need. After a... Continue Reading →

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