Little and big worries

I know I’m not alone. The past few weeks have seen us all go from worrying about the daily minutiae – what’s for dinner tonight, have I paid that bill, should I book a holiday – to being overwhelmed and engulfed by the global Coronavirus pandemic. It confirms my belief that there is always a list of worries and we simply prioritise them according to … Continue reading Little and big worries

Love is blind in the time of Corona

I’m emerging from an intense TV binge watching a Netflix reality show called Love is Blind. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend as a way to escape from the 24 hour news coverage of the Corona virus pandemic. Has any topic so obliterated everything else and taken up residence in our collective psyche? We need all distractions possible. Love is Blind involves men … Continue reading Love is blind in the time of Corona

Roses are red, but make choices instead

No sooner are the Christmas cards off shelves before we get the onslaught of red heart displays for 14th February. There’s the traditional, the jokey, the ironic cards. The chocolates, flowers and fizz. No. No. No. It’s a no from me. This year I find myself blissfully liberated from Valentine’s Day brainwashing. Because what is V Day? It’s the tired remnants of a time when … Continue reading Roses are red, but make choices instead

Basic? Not applicable

Don’t worry about her. She’s basic. Here I am photographing a neon sign like a basic bitch! I like scented candles – I’m so basic lol. What is basic? The Urban dictionary defines it as: 1. Used to describe someone devoid of defining characteristics that might make a person interesting, extraordinary, or just simply worth devoting time or attention to. 2. Lacking intelligence and unable … Continue reading Basic? Not applicable

Activism reactivated

On Saturday 20th October, I was on the streets of London at a peaceful demonstration to call for a second referendum on Brexit. It’s being called ‘a people’s vote’, a chance for us to vote on the issue of leaving the EU with full awareness of what that would mean for people in the future. Along with almost 700,000 who attended, I believe that the … Continue reading Activism reactivated

New York without data

New York. Concrete jungle. It’s the third time I’ve been here. Both previous trips were limited to a few days and I didn’t really get my head around the city. It felt like…London’s bossier cousin. Now I have more time to explore. I’ve decided not to buy a data package for my phone because despite the strong temptation to be guided by the Internet, I … Continue reading New York without data