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April 2, 2020

“This time of forced self isolation we are having to face is a valuable insight to the lives of people who live with chronic illness. The struggles and difficulties people are talking about now (the lack of certainty, the fear of catching infection and it leading to de...

January 6, 2019

The youth of today don’t get much credit, do they? People are quick to write them all off as being self-obsessed snowflakes who can name more influencers on Youtube than politicians. Well, every now and again you come across someone who breaks the mould, and it restore...

December 18, 2018

I meet Julio one night at a trendy art exhibition he’s involved in, in a converted back-street tunnel in South London. Outside, it’s a miserable November night, filled with relentless rain and bitter, sobering winds and people walk through the door happy to finally be...

June 7, 2018

"Organising this protest is the most important thing I've done in my whole life. I had a real sense of being part of something bigger."

Becky moved from the south coast of England to Manchester when she was 18. She studied English at the university there, and dreamed of...

February 25, 2018

“Never judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins.” – Native American Proverb

The principle behind this quote was the inspiration for starting my blog almost 12 months ago. I lay awake one sleepless December night wondering what sort of stories I wanted to...

February 14, 2018

I don’t care what they say about domestic gender roles: we smash them right out of the park in our house. Rewind a couple of days ago, and this is the conversation that takes place over a TV dinner:

Him: Shall we do presents before or after work on Valentine’s Day?

Me: W...

January 10, 2018

It was New Year’s Eve, and my husband and I had just settled ourselves into a cosy corner of a pub in Ashbourne, after an hour long walk from the cottage where we were staying. The town centre is very cute and very local. It might have been my city-life paranoia, but t...

December 23, 2017

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been talking to people – friends and strangers – about how they’ll be spending Christmas this year. It’s interesting, because not one of them described that perfect family Christmas you see on all the TV adverts throughout December. Famili...

November 20, 2017

It was Jeremy Corbyn’s black size 8 work shoes that first introduced me to Amy (his only pair, I was soon to learn). His picture popped up on my Facebook feed, as he is one of the 81 celebrities to donate their footwear for the largest celebrity shoe auction in the wor...

October 26, 2017

Talk to old people; they know cool stuff you don’t. I read that in a book once and it always stuck with me. I’ve never really known any old people to try this theory out, (other than my Grandma who definitely did know a lot of cool stuff) but meeting a lovely young-at-...

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Hello, I'm Katy. Blogger, writer, teacher and curious observer of people...

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