Not only was it the start of a new decade, but I would be entering it in entirely alien circumstances. While a year ago I would have imagined a good old family ‘do’, a large gathering, a night out with friends, a fancy meal, or a city break abroad, I would instead be spending the day mostly on my own, in the confines of my one-bedroom flat, as many others will have experienced this year.
Though I'm not quite back up to the busyness of the months before COVID-19, I have been much busier, and therefore finally have some things to share with you that I've enjoyed in the month of August.
I'm worried that the hard work I've put into improving my mental health over the last few years is being undone by this pandemic.
What an absolute whirlwind February was! My 2020 mantra of 'Less Is More' has been well and truly left in the dust.
Yes, they're back. After a couple of months off, I'm kicking off this year's batch of Monthly Muses posts, and there's a fair bit to catch up on!
Allow me to indulge myself, and focus on the good when there is so much bad about.
I am posting this the morning after the 2019 General Election. For many, now is not a very celebratory time; however, here's a poem I wrote about exactly that. Celebration.
Since moving to Southampton a decade ago, the city has continually impressed me and seems to have come on leaps and bounds in terms of its cultural offerings.
Now, another jewel has been added to our city's treasures.
No, you’re not mistaken; I have actually published a blog post - for the first time in a while!
It’s been two months since I did my last Monthly Muses post. I’ll give you the usual excuse; life has been busy. No, I mean it. It's been really, really busy.
Yes, you read correctly. I've been blogging on here for three whole years! So here's a little something to say thank you.