Submitted by penwing on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 21:30
According to The Guardian's report on Cameron's terrorism speech today (emphasis mine),
In a speech at a school in Birmingham, the prime minister said Britain was a successful, diverse society but had to “confront a tragic truth that there are people born and raised in this country … who don’t really identify with Britain – and feel little or no attachment to other people here."
Submitted by penwing on Wed, 05/27/2015 - 07:26
You're 16, bet you didn't expect to find this in your pile of biurthday cards - oh, wait... you don't know what this is do you? Well, I'm you at 32 and your... well, me at 16. And yeah, you don't actually find this anywhere, never mind a pile of birthday cards - I think I'd remember a letter from the future. This is more about me now and nostalgia for you then.
I wrote this as I was reading a collection of similar letters to 16 year old selves, realised my 32nd birthday was coming up and thought, "hey, why not?"
Submitted by penwing on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 06:57
As I start to write this, there are 15-20 minutes before polls open and DAB reception on my radio is sketchy.
I'll be heading out to vote before I go to work and I'll be spoiling my ballot again.
Last night fear of the Tories getting in again had me at maybe 20% willing to hold my nose and vote for Labour, but then this happened.
Submitted by penwing on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 18:54
One of my (many) favourite authors is Ursula K Le Guin, and this month, BBC Radio 4 has been doing a little mini-season dedicated to her. It started with an amazing interview, Ursula Le Guin at 85 which at only 30 minutes left me begging for more. So I promptly went and re-read Earthsea.
You know, as you do.
So over the course of that weekend I re-read the first three and a half books. Over the course of commuting in the following week, I finished off the cycle.
Submitted by penwing on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:33
I awaken once more from my slumber. I risk trying to put fingers to keyboard and type out a blog entry which doesn't make me cringe and retreat back into my shell amidst thoughts of @could do better@. The pure thoughts and ideas running around in my head struggling to coalesce into such mundane things as words.
So I try.
Submitted by penwing on Sun, 12/14/2014 - 15:58
Oh... err... April... Oops... *waves*
I've struggled to write much recently sadly, but I'm going to force myself into it again no matter how crap I think it is. I've agreed to write something monthly for a local LGBT site (let's see how that goes shall we?) so I need to get into the groove.
So, I'm just going to do a quick update on my life: Gigs, books, theatre!
What, you want more than that? OK then...
Submitted by penwing on Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:23
Midnight last night… struggling to fall asleep partly due to an afternoon nap and partly due to thoughts. Thoughts going back to a recent twitter hashtag/discussion a few weeks ago #IAmNonBinary. Thoughts which feel so much more complete when I am seeing them complete with illustrations and voice over in my head.
Submitted by penwing on Sat, 03/15/2014 - 15:06
So, today The Lowry's May-August programme landed on my mat with some excellent news in it. So I thought I ought to do an upcoming post and see if anyone else is interested in anything. I should also link you to my YouTube Upcoming Gigs playlist - I already have tickets for these, but you can get your own and come with if you want.
Submitted by penwing on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 15:45
Hmm... been a while since I last went Squeeeeeeee at everything so here we go.
Submitted by penwing on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 21:10