So, it appears I am in love for Valentine’s Day! The whole business was most unusual especially considering I was… Read more Valentine’s Day 2017
“someone with OCD is not selfishly ‘indulging’ their compulsions; they derive no pleasure from them; at best a compulsive ritual might fleeting relieve the anxiety of trying to ignore the demands of OCD”
I don’t mean to cloak the experience in the alluring language of myth and magic. I do so because the parallels are important, but do not be seduced; the actual experience is about as mystical as being tarred and feathered by a Millwall fan.
… well, you know what They’re like. … and it’s not just the benefits, it’s all the extra They get.… Read more Who are They? (I don’t mean you, but it’s the Others)
Yeah, I am gonna laugh at #Piggate. SO hard. For SO long. Because the indignity of it all is probably the closest that clueless, cosseted, cockend will ever come to the myriad indignities he’s arbitrarily ushered into the homes of the British electorate. And just because it was funny.
And as long as we’re taking the piss we’re refusing to go quietly. Because they can strip you of possessions, but they can’t stop you flicking the V’s. Because it’s fun and we need it. Because we’re human.
This is a reprint of a piece I wrote during the 2014 World Cup finding myself twitching with annoyance at… Read more Phil Neville – Case for the Defence
Auden warned that if we expel our devils we run the risk of expelling our angels too (although is strangely silent on the merits of asking them to ‘shut the fuck up’ for ten minutes so we can have a breather)
I should start by saying that I didn’t know anyone who died at Hillsborough. I know people who were there;… Read more Hillsborough
Content Note: semi-graphic description of self harm and disordered eating. I first self-harmed before I was old enough to… Read more Self Harm Is Not Just a Teenage Problem.
I only recently realised that I felt quite strongly about the right to abortion; partly because I didn’t have the… Read more Together For Yes
Well. 2016. It’s been extraordinary. An annus-extremely-fucking-horribilis. The death of David Bowie; the triumph of a referendum campaign waged against… Read more Shite Christmas
“Motherwell fans sing ‘Twist and Shout’ at Ibrox: one of the rarified nuggets of positivity that always plasters a big daft grin on me”
Just to head anyone off at the pass here – I’m not a privileged, connected ‘go getter’ with a shit… Read more A Level Results
As some of you may know, in a feat of monumental stupidity, I’ve managed to totally bollocks my ribs. I… Read more Painsomnia
Certainty is pretty fucking ugly; if we take anything from this incident then let it be that. We’re still plagued by prescriptive sentiments that manifest as emotional violence.
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Just a quick anecdote that made me smile on my stroll home t’other day … Scene is School Bus… Read more Bully Bashing