A gigantic thank you

Just a short post from me tonight. You’ve probably heard enough this week already. But that’s what I want to talk about; how fantastic it was to be heard when I was in a lonely, cold place with nobody to talk to. Writing about what was going on for me last week is one of…

Family: Old and new

At the moment, I’ve got one tiny new family member, and a very frail old one who are both very much on my mind. Neither of them is closely connected to the emotional difficulties I have with my family (least of all the new little one), so I find it easier to feel caring towards…

Sunrise surprise in Paris

As often happens when I’m travelling, I didn’t get a great night’s sleep. More often than not, hotels have a strange energy about them and it’s rarely relaxing for me. I tend to have in the back of my mind the feeling that I am in someone else’s space. Or someone is going to walk…

Tiny vegetables

Random post tonight. I’ve had a rough week, but it was made better by the appearance of little baby vegetables in my garden. I always get so excited when the plants I’ve tended for months start to produce flowers and fruit. Tiny beans, cucumbers, butternut squash, tomatoes and courgettes are all sprouting… I also shared…

A weekend with Welsh wildlife

Last week, my wife and I celebrated our birthdays with a trip to Wales. We both love wildlife and so we planned to visit a nature reserve where there’s a puffin colony and lots of other rare sea birds. We had a brilliant day there; the sun shone and we saw puffins, seals and a…

My vegetarian guilt

I’m presiding over a tiny genocide in my home. We’ve had the cutest invasion of mice. We were catching them in humane traps and releasing them alive, but now they’re breeding and the babies are appearing everywhere. I caught this one sitting in our dog’s bed. She has absolutely no interest in dealing with them….

Frivolity: 20 sentence starters

Feeling a bit blocked creatively, I read this post with some writing prompts and took the inspiration to complete the 20 sentence starters for myself. If I could visit anywhere I would go to the barrier reef. I’d love to do some snorkelling or diving there are see the incredible wildlife. The color blue reminds me…

I’m a lesbian, therefore I hate men

If you are a woman who happens to like women, it means you hate or fear men. It means that those hairy bodies and smelly feet and stubbly faces are just too repulsive for you. It’s objectionable that men have so much power in society and women are too often subjugated by them and their…

I shaved my head

I think my wife is possibly going to hit the roof when she gets in from work. Or maybe not, she’s quite used to my odd behaviour now. I do often have these impulses to make drastic changes. I cycled to a meeting this morning. It was cold, so I wore a hat. Then I felt self-conscious about…

Liebster Award

I’ve come across all kinds of wonderful people since I started blogging back in September. I really didn’t expect it. I thought nobody out there would actually want to read my ramblings – let alone come back for more. So I was hugely flattered when my friend over at Rise of the Phoenix nominated me…

Arting animals

A friend recently complimented the only painting I’d got around to sharing here, so I thought I’d post a few more. They’re all animals, because I like them better than people.

Scars and ink

On the day before my 29th birthday I got my first tattoo. I was a psychiatric inpatient at the time and everyone thought it was a bad idea. That made me want to do it even more. As a certified self-harmer, the experience of being tattooed was wonderful. I loved the stinging sensation. I loved…