Category Archives: life

Chimera heart wanted.

An audio version of this post is available here. “I wouldn’t mind embarking on an affair with someone from a circus,” I said, on twitter. In my mind, there were trapeze artists, a bearded lady (there probably aren’t bearded ladies … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: she went there.

An audio version of this post is available here. The absolute worst thing about being single on any day (including this one WHICH SHALL NOT BE MENTIONED), is encouplinated people saying things like “you’ll meet someone, I know you will,” … Continue reading

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Calendar girl.

An audio version of this post is available here. I’m writing this as part of Twitter’s #TimeToTalk day, encouraging people with MH issues to speak about it (and, very importantly, other people to listen!). There’s this thing you do if … Continue reading

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About surgery and its scars. [TW]

An audio version of this post is available here. I read this piece in the Guardian about the psychological scars left in people after being in intensive care, and it has prompted me to write this. Fair warning: this piece … Continue reading

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The year of good magic.

An audio version of this post is available here. People do year round-ups, and I have tried to in the past, but if I’m honest it has been an unsatisfying exercise because in 44 years of flapping about on life’s … Continue reading

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The process of long division.

An audio version of this post is available here. My mental image of what it feels like to finish writing a book – don’t laugh, I can’t help it – is lifted from Romancing the Stone, where the lead character … Continue reading

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BT Infinity: the world’s worst Christmas ornament

The ad shows a small, sleek, black box. An effortless connection. A dude doing All The Things on his sexy laptop and on his phone or tablet. What I have thus far is: – A small sleek black box that … Continue reading

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About trauma and illness and the intersection of those things.

This is an odd time of year for spring (assuming that you, dear reader, are in the northern hemisphere). Yet spring it is. I have for a long time been laid low by two things, and while there is a … Continue reading

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Traction

I conquered my face with eyeliner in much the same way that a child conquers paper with crayon, and went out for a walk. It was great. It was awful. I don’t understand how people formulate an emotional reaction to … Continue reading

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Things I have avoided learning, No.2101

The word “psychogeography” intrigues me. I know it’s a Thing. I know it was invented in the 1950s. I know important people have written important words about it, but I have dedicated my adult life – since first hearing it … Continue reading

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