Shoe-woe & womaning up

Here’s a little tale about my journey from work one eve, starring my shoe; OK, that intro makes it sound weird but it’s a thrilling tale for anyone who likes, or loathes, shoes, or enjoys laughing at me, or first world problems, or any & all of these…have a read: We begin our story with […]

What’s In a Name?

I love my new colleagues; they’re bad-ass (sorry for the Americanism, bad-arse just looks wrong!). We have fab convo, lots of laughs and some good bants.  One such recent convo turned to weddings, marriage and the hot topic of women changing their names. You see, people have an opinion about women’s names.  Or specifically, if […]

Should We All Be ‘Colour Blind’?

I gave a talk recently about diversity, inclusion and, basically, the lack of both. A little context before I rant: My sermon traversed the importance of valuing diversity in all ways, including different races, genders, sexualities, ideologies, ages, marital statuses and abilities (etc!),  but I mainly focussed on race; perhaps because it’s the easiest to […]

A (different) Political Sex Scandal

So Tim Farron, the Leader of the Liberal Democrat party has resigned because of a sex scandal!!! Well, kinda. In an interview a couple of years back Timmy said, in response to a Q about if he thought homosexuality is a sin, that ‘to understand Christianity is to understand that we are all sinners.’ Simple […]

A poetry night

I took a dear friend to a Poetry event last week; we listened & watched poetry students share their work and then listened to the established, well-published poet of the eve be interviewed about his work & creativity….this is one of a few short poems I wrote as the evening unfolded: A poetry night: Soft […]

You (Don’t) Complete Me…and That’s OK!

Any movie fan or anyone with ears recognises the line ‘You complete me’, those heart-warming words uttered at the end of the movie Jerry Maguire that prompted a collective ‘awwww’ from cinema audiences across the world. They are, however, bollox. Ok, I overstated that for attention (gotcha!). But it’s a sentiment with which I’m definitely […]

With You

One night last week I just couldn’t sleep, because words to a poem were swirling in my head and I was forced out of bed to capture them and write them down… and so for my birthday party a few days later, instead of making an impromptu speech (to avoid last year’s unplanned but hilarious reference […]