Sometimes you’ve got things to worry about and other times you worry even when there’s nothing much to worry about. It doesn’t make much difference in the end. My advice: Stop worrying and write a poem. Worry is a big black bird. It spends its hours on a wire. Waiting. And then at the slightest, […]
Dear Teenage Girl, I don’t know your name or even what you look like. I don’t know if you’re tall or short, or fair or dark. I might have passed you in the road even just this morning without knowing who you were. And you might wonder what the connection is. What have you got […]
OK, it’s been a while since rented anything more long-term than a fortnight via Airbnb. Put it this way, I’m equally alarmed and pleased to note that the end of my mortgage is within reach. (Anything under a decade is within reach when you’re my age.) However, the people at HomeLet still think I […]
There was a day a few weeks ago when Scotland looked like this. Tear-jerkingly lovely. It very nearly makes up for the months and months and months of damp and gloom. Almost makes endless no-point-in-putting-the-fence-back-up gales worthwhile. Almost.
(image) Imagine the scene. It’s 7 in the morning, your head rises from a peaceful slumber, and as you slowly regain consciousness, your heart begins to sink as you realise it’s Monday morning and you need to head into work. Why are weekends so short? Getting out of bed, you regret not spending more of […]
You know that sexism everyone’s going on about. The one that everyone agrees is a Very Bad Thing but most certainly doesn’t happen anywhere round here. That one. Well, the thing is, it does happen round here, round there and most other places. It has occurred to me that many of the perpetrators of sexism […]
You are about to go into the Caribbean’s most beautiful beaches also known as one of the best beaches in the world. A promising destination where you can go and see the beautiful world under inclusive of colourful coral reefs either by snorkelling or diving. You can also spend some time kayaking or paddle […]
It’s everywhere. Revolting swathes of pink and red nonsense filling shops, magazines and TV screens. There’s hype everywhere about getting The Perfect Gift for the object of your affection or you face a one-way journey to Doghouse-ville. If you haven’t booked a table for an overpriced dinner on Feb 14 by now you […]