Added to my reading – Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga and Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

I’ve added a couple of books to my reading list recently. One is Black and British: A Forgotten History by award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga, looks at Black British history and reveals the story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and … Continue reading Added to my reading – Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga and Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch

On podcasts: Examining my (relatively) new interest

I’ve gotten really into podcasts lately. Relatively speaking, at least. I’ve been listening to them for about two years now, but for the majority of that time, I’ve listened sporadically. Recently, however, I’ve been listening to at least a couple of episodes per week of one series or another. Spending time doing things you enjoy … Continue reading On podcasts: Examining my (relatively) new interest

Past the halfway mark: On keeping in line with 2020 goals

Six months of 2020 have been and gone, and what a set of months they were. So far this year there’s been coronavirus, lockdowns, and political and social unrest (some because of issues stemming from ongoing racial injustice, and some because people have been anxious for life to get back to normal). It’s been a … Continue reading Past the halfway mark: On keeping in line with 2020 goals

Uninspired: On experiencing a bout of writer’s block

Writing can be incredibly frustrating. Although, technically, what I mean is that not being able to write can be incredibly frustrating. I doubt that’s a revelation to anyone who’s ever written anything – hell, even getting the right words down onto a birthday card can be a struggle – but sometimes even the obvious warrants … Continue reading Uninspired: On experiencing a bout of writer’s block

Three down and nine to go – An update on my 2020 so far

It’s only just reached the end of March, but it’s already evident that 2020 is a start to the decade that will go down in history – though not for positive reasons. I’m sure many of us were hopeful for the year ahead when it began, and it’s a shame that things already aren’t going … Continue reading Three down and nine to go – An update on my 2020 so far

On trying to stay committed to learning the guitar

Do you ever feel...stuck? (To everyone who now has Katy Perry’s Firework in their head, you’re welcome.) When I say stuck, I mean that feeling when you keep trying at something or you keep practicing something, but you just don’t seem to make any progress. I’ve been experiencing that in an aspect of my life … Continue reading On trying to stay committed to learning the guitar