A Open Angry Letter To UKIP

To all those in UKIP, You make me angry. I have been studying most of today about something I assumed was hardly related, and yet the more I read the more angry I became because the smug nonsense from UKIP keeps coming over the TV, radio and through the news/media. I was already pretty pissed…

I'm A Christian; My Country Is Not

There’s been a lot of debate recently about whether Britain is Christian and it has gone through the same arguments it does every time, it is hardly a new controversy. Personally I don’t consider Britain, the country I was born in, grew up in, and still live in, to be Christian. And I am talking…

Downs Syndrome & Music

Disclaimer: This is not going to be a long article about the benefits/advantages/disadvantages/research surrounding Downs Syndrome (which I have misspelled a number of times – I am blaming that on pregnancy brain) and music. I basically don’t want to take over the blog as a whole by only writing about pregnancy over the next 5…

Back To The Beginning: Trying To Be What I Am

Life can be terrifying. In life we get pushed to and fro and sometimes we’re brave enough to push back. It is often said that a person is made up from their surroundings and that in itself can be difficult as we don’t have control over what our brains circle round and round, repeat to…

Uncovered by Fashion: Expression Rather Than Oppression

I feel I need to automatically explain the title of this post. I wanted to think about fashion and fabric from around the world without picking up the covering up function that clothes have mainly been required for. If we take away the obvious weather-related concerns, clothes relate mainly to covering up certain areas, those…

What Am I? English, Scottish, Welsh, British, nothing at all.

This year I have actually gotten far more attached to Rugby, the sport, not the place, and watched the games with far more passion than I expected. There were a few issues with this though, the big one being that I don’t really know the rules. The other issue is my loyalty. The 6 Nations…

Body Anxiety & Obesity (NSFW)

I have already mentioned that I’m on a rather extreme diet. I was so sure it was due to worries over my health more than anything but after reading “Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report” featured in the Guardian yesterday, I’m not so sure. Maybe I’ve been in denial, and if there’s another unhealthy…

Book Club: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

I first came across The Tenant of Wildfell Hall when I was in sixth form, age 17, when I had joined a book club alongside some of my friends and a few teachers. It was well liked by my fellows but I hadn’t got to it yet and was in general rather busy. It looked…

Piece of Mind: Mental Wealth Bursts the Bubble

So we got there! After finally finishing my painting (it went right done to the line) and then getting stuck unable to deliver it, I finally got both my large and small paintings into the exhibition. Then it was all a matter of waiting.