Right, to lay out my position on the Royals. I'm pretty much neutral. I won't be bending the knee anytime soon, but I'm not calling for us to wheel out the guillotine. I think they seem nice enough people, if odd, and do some good work for the country, through charity and tourism, but I … Continue reading In defence of Prince Charles
Watching golf on TV. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Veganism. There are some things I just don't get. Probably the biggest is fashion and the industry that surrounds it. I get that clothes can be about expressing your individuality, beliefs (I own an anti-war shirt or two) or cultural allegiances (football shirts). It can show … Continue reading Expensive labels: Fashion thoughts from a man in joggers
Earlier this week pop star Kesha was in court trying to get released from her contract with Sony and Kemosabe. The situation is horribly ugly for the singer, who finds herself trapped in a deal and obligated to record six more albums with a man who has abused her, producer DJ Luke. I'll make no … Continue reading #FreeKesha: What about the men?
In 1997, Princess Diana died. I was twelve at the time and even then I was mystified, creeped out and suspicious of the mass public grief that followed. It all seemed a bit showy, fake and self indulgent. Thousands flocked to Buckingham Palace to leave tributes and I found myself struggling to accept that a … Continue reading Diana
A while ago I liked a post on Instagram, I think it was this one: I thought it was a good point and left it at that. The problem is that now in my "suggested for you" gallery there's a host of atheist and "anti-theist" posts. And they are really grinding my gears. I'd say … Continue reading Atheists, calm the hell down!
Apologies, this one is a bit of a rant. It was announced today that around 60 cases investigating unlawful killings by UK forces in Iraq have been dropped. This follows the MoD looking into it and deciding not to proceed in these cases (story here). This is of course good news for those involved, and … Continue reading Soldiers are being investigated. This is not something to be mad about.
Tell you why? Okay. Every Friday. Every single one my social media is chockablock with people talking about the "Friday feeling" and detailing their plans for a fun weekend. Why is this a problem? Well my working week starts on Friday, so Friday is essentially my Monday. (Not this weekend though, as it's my first … Continue reading I don’t like Fridays
HRH Harry was for quite a long time my favourite of the Royal Family. He liked a drink and a good time, he did stupid things and was pretty open about his dislike for the press, plus he seemed charming enough. He even got a hug off a woman who'd campaigned to reject the Royal … Continue reading Me vs Prince Harry
It's Christian Aid week. I know this because they've texted me about it twice. They have my mobile number because I did one of their text donation campaigns. You know the ones, you text a specific word and it deducts a fiver from your credit. It's a good idea, because it's a simple, quick way … Continue reading Christian Aid, please, stop bothering me
This week I heard about a news story where two first year university students had got engaged, three months after they met during Freshers'. The two lovers, James and Kate, have been dating since not long after they met and have decided to get married. Congratulations to them. It's not really much of a news … Continue reading How do I know when it’s love? Or Why “Too Soon” Isn’t a Real Thing