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Your mockery of Donald Trump hurts me.

June 14, 2020
If someone asked me to talk about all of the things I don’t like about Donald Trump, it would be easy. I could spend ages talking about all of his negative traits. He’s a horrible person. I despise him. He’s misogynistic. Ableist. Racist. Transphobic. Homophobic. Sexist. Islamophobic. Ignorant. Xenophobic. The…

It’s been a while.

June 8, 2020
I haven’t written anything on here for a while. Since last year in fact. Life was different back then. For a start, I hadn’t ever uttered the word coronavirus. I could hug my friends and family. Not that I did, I’m not a huggy person. Don’t touch me, ew. But…

Book Review: Absolution by Adam Croft with Steven Moore

November 20, 2019
My thoughts on Absolution, a political thriller, by Adam Croft & Steven Moore

I don’t want kids. Get over it.

October 5, 2019
If you’ve ever heard any of the following: “But WHY?!” “Oh but what about when you’re old, who’s gonna look after you?!” “Well why don’t you be a surrogate then, it’s a good way of making money!” “You could always adopt!” “But then your bloodline ends!” And the classic, “oh…

Koh Phi Phi Don: a guide

September 14, 2019
NB: All information and prices in this post are based on a stay during September 2019. At this time, £1 was equal to 37 Thai baht. Not so fun fact: when we visited Thailand in June, just 3 months earlier, £1 was equal to near enough 40 baht.

Book Review: The Retreat by Mark Edwards

August 27, 2019
My second book review. My thoughts on the 16th book I read this year.

Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal

August 24, 2019
Cover art: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal Book 1 of 2019, and what a fab start to my year of reading this was. Of course, it was that stand-out title that first pulled me in. How could it not? It’s unusual, isn’t it? No matter how…

The worst hospital experience of my life: a Vietnamese trip from hell

July 18, 2019
A holiday from our holiday I should have known our trip to Mui Ne was all gonna go wrong when I was throwing up in the toilets of the coffee shop we stopped off at before our 5 hour bus journey. Feeling close to passing out, I genuinely…

A Thai massage with a happy ending

July 18, 2019
On our last evening in Thailand, we decided to finally go for a Thai massage – it wouldn’t be right to leave without having gotten one! JJ went for the full traditional Thai massage, and I went for a foot and leg massage, as anything else would have killed me.

A day I’ll never forget: Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai

July 5, 2019
Me & JJ both wanted to visit elephants during our trip, so we wanted to make sure we did so in a completely ethical way. Many places in Thailand still offer elephant riding, something which is absolutely not okay. I’ll admit, I didn’t even know it was wrong until about…

My first time visiting a Buddhist temple

June 16, 2019
Wat Chedi Luang Temple We’d spent the first few days of our time in Chiang Mai chilling out, going for food, drinking in bars, and trying to explore the local area. I say trying because my inability to walk very far is making it very difficult, especially in the high…

I tried out a floatation tank and all I got was this lousy vagina pain

June 6, 2019
I would start by saying soz to any friends or family who think this is TMI. But I don’t care if you’re uncomfortable. I was bloody uncomfortable lying in that tank. I had a very painful experience, and because people don’t wanna talk about stuff like this, a lot of…

Why I quit my job and booked a one-way flight to Thailand. Spoiler: a fear of death and a broken body

June 5, 2019
I’m now 3 days into unemployment, and 3 days away from the start of my adventure to South-East Asia. & I can’t bloody wait. When I met JJ last year, he was just leaving his job, ready to go away to Thailand like he’s always wanted to. Then we met,…

#readinggoals

May 10, 2019
When I was a kid & throughout my teenage years, I loved reading. Among my favourite reads were anything by Jacqueline Wilson, Harry Potter, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Famous Five, and one of my absolute favourite series of books – The Noughts & Crosses…

I gave stand-up comedy a go. Stand-up, sat down.

April 7, 2019
Got 5 minutes to spare? Want to see how hilarious I am? Check out my first ever stand-up comedy set here! I’ve always enjoyed watching stand-up comedy, and I love making people laugh (who doesn’t?), but I don’t think I’d ever really considered actually trying it for myself. Until…

My life with Kyphoscoliotic Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

April 6, 2019
The beginning When I was born, I was referred to by some healthcare ‘professionals’ as “the baby with the eyes”. I was born looking like I’d done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. Two black eyes and extremely floppy. Floppy Poppy – a conveniently rhyming description. The first indicator of anything…