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  • PeteFest: In Memory Of Pete Handley

    PeteFest is a festival which was created in honour of my friend Pete who died last year. I’ve posted quite a lot on Pete so long-time readers (thanks both of you) will be familiar with this part of my life,…

    Grief
    / July 26, 2015
  • It’s Three Years Since You Died

    Another year: the third. My lucky number is three. You told me once that it was a stupid number to have as a lucky number because it’s so prevalent. Or maybe that was Will? It was years ago, so who…

    Grief
    / November 1, 2017
  • With Thanks To Sharon Needles

    Growing up, the 31st October was the one time I felt like losers like me came to the forefront. I’ve spoken before about how Hallowe’en felt like my natural calling as a kid, so I won’t recap that here. I…

    Grief, Hallowe'en
    / October 31, 2017
  • Sunflowers

    Sunflowers are the last of the “summer flowers” to bloom; late September to October. Summer flowers; the brightly coloured blooms that really span half the year, far longer than a season. The hanami in March; forests of bluebells in April;…

    Clothes, Race & Identity
    / October 15, 2017
  • Ten Free Things To Do In Basel

    Saving for Switzerland Before we reached Basel, we were prepared to pay an absolute packet.  Switzerland has a reputation for being one of the more expensive destinations in Europe, and we’d readied ourselves for a steep hike in prices. With…

    Travel
    / September 22, 2017
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