Here on the earth

When you find yourself drifting, how is it possible to cling on? After three months at home, as each day starts to feel the same, it’s possible to lose sight of the idea of ‘living’ such as it was. Without real life interaction, without the rough edges of other people outside your household, without the…

What we see, what we don’t see.

So here’s the thing. I’m getting a lot of views for yesterday’s quite angry take on the whole Domenic Cummings situation, and it’s got me thinking about exactly why I am so cross. Was so cross. Still am so cross but in a more contemplative way. I think the thing is that in times of…

Why I travelled to Durham

Around midnight on Thursday, the twenty sixth of March, I spoke to the prime minister. He told me that he’d tested positive for COVID. I realised at that point that it really wouldn’t matter what I did, as long as I had the balls to just completely bullshit the press, the public and any other…

Lost, found

Strange times, these. I wrote a poem to try and catch what is found when something else is lost…

For sale….

Thinking of knocking up a few of these, anyone want one?

What kind of British person do you want to be then, eh?

Now that this Brexit business is done and dusted, we all have a choice to make. We know that Brexit was about ‘taking back control’ of Britain, Britishness and everything British that has been oppressed by these unelected bureaucrats forcing things like maternity pay and a continent-wide court of human rights upon us. No more….

Coast to Coast Day 1: Starting out from St Bees

What’s the point of doing something challenging if you don’t BORE ON about it for at least a year afterwards?! With that in mind, here’s the first installment all about my #coasttocoast walk last month, complete with vids at the end. I’ll upload each day as I get round to it. Thanks so much for…

Preparing for the Coast to Coast Walk. Mostly succeeding.

Let’s talk about prep baby. Let’s talk about you and me. Let’s talk about walking 200 miles, day after day, across the countryyyyyyyy etc. My coast to coast walk is now just a month away, and with that in mind there’s quite a few things that I have realised I should be doing in preparation…

Coast to Coast on foot

It’s happening. I’m having a midlife crisis. Which is to suppose that I’m actually ‘mid’ life, but what do we know? This I do know – life is short, so you should seize every chance you have to do the things you want to do. Even if what you want to do is walk 200…

How to have a bastard brilliant ski holiday

I’m supposed to be finishing writing an ebook this week but yesterday I got back from having a fucking brilliant ski holiday, so instead I am taking a short interlude to instruct you all on how to have the very same. 1. Go with the most amusing people you know It doesn’t matter if they…

Until the sun.

  My love, my daughter. It’s the first day of your next year. We walk out together behind the house to the field to catch the last pink gold of the same sun which has shone for us every day of these last nine years. How can it be the same, when we are not?…

Home, where the spoons are.

Last weekend I found myself tramping through the quiet graveyard of a historic church with my children in tow. Back visiting my parents in the village I grew up in, I’d just enjoyed a kind of watershed moment, realising that one day I would probably be back in this graveyard ON PURPOSE and not just…