The joyous stress of Christmas

This year, I’ve been very selfish regarding Christmas. Normally I get presents for all the people I can think of. Multiple presents for everyone. At least a dozen cards sent out. Food bought, biscuits made, the meal cooked (or at least helped with if a more skilled cook wanted to take over). Normally, I am…

How not to voice your opinions: Brexit edition

Oh wow. I did not think I’d have to reiterate my point, but wow, so many people still don’t get this. Way back in June, I made a post about why we shouldn’t be dicks when discussing politics.  Go ahead and give it a read if you haven’t, but here’s the short version: If you’re a dick,…

The Myers-Briggs test – my thoughts

Okay, so I had this sat as a draft for weeks, and it was apparently blank. Still, I figure I have something to say about the Myers-Briggs test…. sooo… For anyone who doesn’t know, the Myers-Briggs test is also known as the sixteen personalities test – there’s no right or wrong, and results come back…

One bad experience in creative self-employment

Here’s a fun little tale from my time self-employed. It details a client who I am no longer in business with. Hopefully you can all see the flaws in how this has transpired, but I will detail them if not. A chap that I sort-of-knew contacted me out of the blue, after 3 months of…

How being ill makes me ill

I write this from a weird place (not my bedroom, that’s just my bedroom. It’s weird, but that’s normal). A mentally weird place. I am currently signed off sick. I am unfit to work, according to three different healthcare providers. The Job Centre have accepted this so far, though the stuff that follows will no…

My personal Deadly Sins

Another interesting topic I was discussing with N – the idea of our personal deadly sins. N asked which of the seven deadly sins I most associate with. I found this a fascinating idea. It actually links into why we do a lot of the things we do. It took me a little while. At…

Let’s stop silencing health problems

‘I just can’t explain hay fever to someone who doesn’t have it. What it’s like to not have a runny nose for once.’ ‘Is it like after a long cold?’ ‘Yeah, like a cold which lasts forever, and you’re not allowed to complain about it. Like you’re not allowed to complain about period pain. It’s…