View from the NE on Brexit.

This post was inspired by a friends Facebook post where she expressed a fear of the rising Far Right, in light of the extremely complex political chaos. Obviously this is a difficult subject, fraught with problems when it’s being discussed. In order to look properly at what’s happening, we need to disengage and look at […]

Sleep tight

As you may (or may not) know, I have anxiety issues, in fact it was only when I started taking antidepressants for post-natal depression, that I realised that it’s not ‘normal’ to feel constantly on edge all the time.  As a result, I’ve never slept particularly well, and in particular have trouble falling asleep, because […]

Erasure in the Scientific World

I don’t often blog in anger (who’m I kidding 😂) here we go again… I came across this article today. Apparently, it was a necessary evil to mark down women’s scores. I’d love to think this was a one off, but I know that this can be pretty much standard. I recently had an ‘interesting’ […]

Plastic trees for plastic people

I’m frustrated dear readers who may or may not exist 😹. I’ve been having a very reasonable conversation on another’s Facebook page regarding reducing plastic waste. Which is a great idea quite honestly, BUT the point that’s so frequently missed is that replacing plastic waste with an alternate type of waste does not solve our […]

What is ‘environmentally friendly’?

Ok, I’m on a roll, so bare with me. I’m not picking specifically on this range, it’s simply the first advert that’s piqued my concern. The discussion I’ve had on Facebook has further helped form my opinion, and I’m sharing it with you because I think it’s important to understand how to look at these […]

The less stitches, the more riches

Or part 2 of Ending is better than mending. This is another hypnopeadic phrase from Brave New World, and one quite fitting to today’s society too. The question is riches for who? But I think we know the answer to that 😉 So, what? What can WE do? Well, as I mentioned in The Mustard […]

Ending is better than mending

I’ve been reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, well, I should say rereading really. It sounds very intellectual to say that, but it’s not really. It’s simply a book, no particularly long words or hard concepts to understand, It’s a dystopian story, so the same genre as The Handmaids Tale, set in a near-future […]

The Mustard Seed

He set another man before them, saying, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field; which indeed is smaller than all seeds. But when it is grown, it is greater than the herbs, and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the […]