Right to health?

I love our NHS, for many reasons. I love that it’s free and that decisions about my healthcare are made by people without concern over their own payment – and that drugs companies don’t have doctors under their thumbs. I like that there are guaranteed waiting times – that hospitals have to organise your appointment […]

Call me, maybe

My relationship with my phone isn’t overly complicated. To be fair, very few people ever contact me using it in the traditional sense, and it is mostly used to receive emails these days. It isn’t exactly a buzzing, beeping nuisance but it keeps me in touch with the world.

Writing room

If I were to create the perfect writing room it would have plenty of light, a cat winding around my ankles, a gentle breeze blowing through the window and not be totally silent. I find silence distracting. I like to immerse my head in music if I’m working – I often sit at work when […]


What would I miss the most if everything was lost in a fire? My actual house. I love this building, however odd and unusual it is. It’s the first home I’ve owned and can’t see myself leaving it anytime soon.

Burning down the house

Today’s brief is about choosing what you’d grab to save in the event of a fire, assuming all people and animals are safe. I have thought long and hard about this and, apart from a few very rare collectible pieces of music memorabilia, the majority of my possessions are replaceable. Human, and animal, life is […]