Lessons from living alone

The start of this month marked the milestone of living alone for a whole year. Here's what those last twelve month have taught me.

Permission to feel less than festive this Christmas

When it seems like everyone under the sun turns into the Lord or Lady of Christmas Cheer at this time of year – when all you see are adverts full of excess and happiness and excitement and magic – it's so hard to accept that you're not quite feeling it this time around.

Brunette girl wearing orange writing at a table

Give poetry a chance

We have been brought up seeing poetry as this thing to take very seriously; a high-culture something to think deeply about. And so many people don’t think it’s for them. I don’t think that’s the case at all. It’s time for this to change.