Bad day/ month/ year

Communication. I had a bad day. No, a bad week. A hard month? A hard year. No, I know you mean well with your sympathetic smile – but it’s not going to be fine once I’ve slept or eaten or drunk a green shake. It might well be bad again next week. Next term. Next…

To You, Gatley Lobster

Hey you, yes you, bloke over there yelling abuse at me. These are my chips. They’re reasonable chips, wouldn’t even pass for a small portion back at George’s in Harringay. I earned them. I’ve only had 1 1/2 meals today. I’ve the right to eat what I like, and if I eat it while walking…

Cards Forever

I love receiving post. Inside me, awfully close to the surface, is that small child who would run down the stairs to check if the post had arrived. I knew there wouldn’t be anything for me, but I had to check. I memorised how all the different sorts of letters looked so I could tell…

Friend-Raising, the New Turn in Fundraising

So, you thought you had your social media jargon down pat. You thought you could talk to anyone, favourite authors, actors, directors… Some of them even responded. Perhaps you have a role at work which includes publicising your company’s brand on social networks. People are liking your Facebook page, somebody is coming to your events…

How Not to Format an Email (and other news)

Hello all, Sorry I’ve not taken the opportunity to write much recently. Since the last post (5 months ago!), I have finished a Creative Writing module at university and started on a Screenwriting one. This seems to translate into many pages of my messy handwriting – see below – and vast quantities of textbooks as…

Enforcement in Transport

Why have public transport, and speak of its’ importance, and try to make it a top priority for public spending – if all it achieves is the ability to get people (slowly, painstakingly, and miserably) from A to B? Are we, in London, such a backwater that we must put up with below par transportation…

Picking up after others, or, A Freegler’s Rant

Things not to do when freegling your item (in no particular order): 1. Decline to provide your full address when making arrangements for freegler to collect. We of course have lots of time to get your postcode off the Internet. 2. Decline to exchange phone numbers. Address and email are fine, but it’s all fallible….