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#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY TWO: The Art of Christmas Cards.

If there’s one thing which really gets me into the Christmas spirit before the big day actually arrives, it’s receiving the first Christmas card of the year. From the simple to the stylish. The cheeky to the rude; it’s amazing just how many different designs can be found to celebrate the same thing. I’m not … Continue reading

#12DaysOfBlogging – DAY ONE: A letter to Father Christmas (Part II)

Dear Mr Claus, December 2012 was the last Christmas in which I sent you a wish list and now here we are at the tail-end of 2015 already and I’ve come to accept your reply got lost in the Royal Mail delivery system. Again. After four years working in retail, I understand simple misunderstandings like … Continue reading

Puppet.

Everyone wants a guiding hand, A shining light when things get rough. But yours was a vice-like grip, And now I’ve had enough. As hard as it is to say goodbye, I know that now’s the right time. You saw all of my smiles, But you were never there to see me cry. Now it’s … Continue reading

Time to say goodbye.

“Everyone has one person in their life that no matter what they do, how much shit they put you through, or whatever, they will still always care about them; you’re that one person for me.” Congratulations. You’ve shown your true colours, once again. What the fuck do I actually need to do? Because I’m at … Continue reading

“Did you find everything you were looking for?”

It’s 5pm Saturday evening. You’ve just walked through your front door for the last time after three trips from the car to the kitchen balancing your keys, mobile and four carrier bags in each hand. The first trip saw you drop your keys and the second saw a bag split. This time you’ve successfully navigated … Continue reading

This is to all who showed me there was indeed light at the end of the tunnel.

Last night, I accomplished something which was six years in the making. Last night, I accomplished something which I never thought I’d have the courage to actually do. Leading up to last night, I’d never felt so low, so isolated. But in fact, I was never alone. I was surrounded by a number of people, … Continue reading

Without a doubt, #DearRich will not be published anytime soon.

Agony aunts and advice columns. Without a doubt some of the most insightful snippets a newspaper or internet article could ever produce. I think it’s fair to say, unfortunately, #DearRich won’t be in a national publication just yet. Dear Rich, Recently I’ve fallen for someone who, quite clearly, doesn’t feel the same about me. Occasionally they will … Continue reading

Five years; One little book of secrets.

Have you ever felt like you needed someone to talk too, but you didn’t know to whom you could turn, or there was no one there to listen? Have you had thoughts swirling around your head, keeping you awake at night? Almost as if they were laughing at you, taunting you as you didn’t know … Continue reading

Movember: Turning into my dad forty years earlier than planned.

The man serving you behind the desk at the petrol station. Your child’s male teacher. The checkout assistant (me) in the local supermarket and every other man walking past you in the street all have one thing in common. Movember. You’ve probably heard about it. You’ve definitely seen it.  When November becomes the month of … Continue reading

Three years; same weird running arm motions.

This afternoon I loaded up my old laptop and found some old pictures of myself playing football, they’re interesting to say the least. You’ll have to excuse the poor quality of the pictures, it was my dad trying to use an iPhone 3G afterall, way back in good old 2010. One common theme though, when … Continue reading

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