In June 2017, Tom decided to hike the West Highland Way. The result, other than copious blisters and a bad back, is this series of articles. The… Read more “Dispatch from the Highlands: Part Three”
After the controversial trailer for the Netflix original show Insatiable aired in August (which I wrote about here); I vowed to watch it to find out whether Insatiable is as terrible as anticipated. I tried, and I failed, miserably.
Brett Kavanaugh was voted in. Christine Blasey Ford may not have been the wave that changed the tide but the ripples she made are irreversible. Women are outraged and crowds of them are on a warpath to hold abusers accountable and, with the November midterms rapidly approaching, ready to struggle for a system that fights for them not against them.
It is no wonder that women do not come forward with events that have happened to them, when politicians in the public eye appear to disregard accusations because party politics, and manipulating the make-up of institutions, is more important.
It is safe to say I am obsessed. Perhaps it is the Psychology graduate within me, or my penchant for lengthy challenging books, but I fell head… Read more “The Ten Types of Humans”
The world’s consumption of single-use plastic is slowly killing our earth. If you have seen Blue Planet you will have been shown the detrimental effect the use… Read more “Why you should reduce your plastic waste”
Divisive is an apt word for the process of removing Britain from the European Union. From even before the announcement of the referendum to this exact moment,… Read more “Both sides of the aisle: a look at why Brexit is great for pluralism”
Despite this being Scotland, the weather had been sunny and warm on day one of the hike, and it had stayed warm and dry overnight. As a consequence, I was the happiest I have ever been in a tent. I had woken up dry, I had actually slept, my back didn’t hurt, and the first day of the hike had been a complete success. It is only natural then that things would become more and more difficult from here on.
This is Going to Hurt makes you ache for a better NHS, where staff are supported and appreciated, one where the government shows its care for it, and makes you hurt for the current institution.
I’m obsessed with podcasts. Whether I’m commuting, at my desk, or chilling at home, I will have a show going.