Category: Life

  • Diet changes

    Over the past couple of years we’ve (Beloved Husband and I) been becoming more aware of issues around food. It comes after years of eating as students and, at various times, struggling with money, health, stress, and all those other little things that make healthy eating a struggle. We started watching Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the…

  • Thoughts on Labour after #GE2015

    My reaction to the General Election result was shock, horror, despondency then determination. I have a million thoughts in my head, and one blog post will not rule them all, so I’m going to try to order my thoughts in dribs and drabs. I guess one of the biggest questions may be, what happened to…

  • Tactical Voting

    As someone with unashamedly left-wing views, I have to ask the question as to whether I should be voting for the Greens, as per my last post, or whether that will, in fact, split the opposition vote, dooming us to another five years of Tory government and wasting my left-wing opinion. This is a valid…

  • Why I’m voting Green in May

    I have absolutely no intention of voting Labour or Conservative in May. I have no interest in the old boys’ club currently in charge. I have heard it said that there is no point in voting Green, that they will never get in and that my vote could have been used to vote Labour and oust…

  • No excuses…

    … anywhere is a good place to read if you want to. These were all the same journey home this afternoon!  That’s my boy 🙂

  • Exercise and Depression

    It’s the most obvious thing you get told when you have depression: try exercise, it will make you feel better. While it’s true it’s also one of the most difficult and hopeless things to even think of. When you have depression getting out of bed feels like a marathon. On the worse days getting through…

  • Memory Walk

    A few weeks ago on a whim I signed up for the Memory Walk at Chester-le-Street in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. It is a fantastic cause and my grandma has dementia so it’s a personal cause too. Now, it’s only 3 miles but it is worth bearing a few things in mind. First, I’m…

  • The Fairy Liquid Myth

    There’s a myth that’s been around for a few years and I’m coming to realise how damaging it is, on very many levels. It’s the myth of the Fairy Liquid Ad. I’m not having a go at Fairy Liquid itself, per se; I’m sure it really does clean with the power of an overnight soak…

  • Arbitrary Politics

    So, here’s a random thought that’s been building up in my mind over the last couple of weeks. Ever since I completed the political philosophy unit of my OU degree actually, so it really is very random, with no pretensions to political, economic or any other kind of expertise. BUT. How are countries formed? They’d appear…

  • Cooked

    I’m currently reading my way through Cooked by Michael Pollan, which I’ve been looking forward to since I first heard about it and was lucky enough to pick up for half price in Waterstones recently. I love Michael Pollan’s food writing; he takes a great deal of responsibly for slowly changing my attitude to food…