and I ooooop It's been a while since I've written, well, anything to be honest. My mental health has taken an absolute nose dive in the last few weeks, and it's taken a little while to regain the creative energy to have any thought that isn't just about how to get through the day. But,… Continue reading The best places to visit in the French capital // Year Abroad Diaries #005
I wrote this piece a couple of months back, and as it's a bit spicy and reads more like an article than my usual stuff I've been sat on it ever since. But, a general election has been called, and we're on for the fight of our lives. It's no secret that I firmly believe… Continue reading Education Has to Be Free at the Point of Use. Here’s Why.
Not sure this even counts as a year abroad post, because a lot of it is about how I WENT HOME!! Initially I was just going to Durham to visit my girlfriend (though I do refer to that city as home more often than I call Cumbria home at this point), but unfortunately I had… Continue reading Paris? I don’t know her. A Trip to Durham // Year Abroad Diaries #004
When I started writing these year abroad posts I was convinced I'd do them weekly, so I could look back at all the fun things I'd done. Might as well set myself up to be a constant disappointment I suppose. I guess it makes sense to start with the bad, right? I had my first… Continue reading 1-2 Hurts Just a Little Bit // Year Abroad Diaries #003
The LGBT+ community has always been heavily centred around the idea of labels and identities. It makes complete sense; we spend years dealing with the internal strife of who we are and what our feelings mean. We toil away at the task in hand, chipping blocks off our hearts until we’re able to mould our emotions… Continue reading Coming Out is Hard. Coming Out Again is Harder.
I've written quite a few other things that are a lot more intellectual than this is going to be, but my brain is far too big of a bowl of alphabet soup right now to even think about editing them. Also I've spent so long using a French keyboard at work now that I'm losing… Continue reading What Does It Mean to Be Settled? // Year Abroad Diaries #002
As they say at gigs, here we, here we, here we fucking go. Your favourite unavailable and chaotic blogger is back. Nobody asked, I highly doubt anyone wanted, but when has that ever stopped me? As is concurrent with my life I’ve run out of other things to do and so I’ve come back to… Continue reading I Moved to Paris and Everything is Different. // Year Abroad Diaries #001