Category: World News

  • Breaking Glass

    Breaking Glass

    Most years, before my birthday, I sit and work out whether I feel anything has been achieved. This year it’s an odd satisfaction within me as I sit here, typing the phrase ‘yeah, you know what, this is getting somewhere.’ The potential for everything to change in a heartbeat has never been so obvious, permanently […]

  • Think

    Think

    Saying nothing, until you are capable of formulating a rational answer. It is a lost art, especially amongst the political. They would rather grasp the immediacy of the visual metaphor. It’s cleaner, easier and only requires your military to tear-gas a couple of blocks and not shut down the whole damn Capitol. Except, of course […]

  • Material Girl

    Material Girl

    This PC is many MANY years old and finally I have realised it needs replacing. As my ethical standpoint has issue with buying such things new, I’ve got a reconditioned, older machine waiting for the weekend so that things can be swapped over with the minimum of fuss. It means watching videos on my machine […]

  • Is There Anybody Out There?

    Is There Anybody Out There?

    It was three months ago now that I got lucky enough to be named as a contest winner by the Poetry Society. Ever since then, it’s easy to work out who on my friend’s list wasn’t aware of the fact. There’ll be a retweet of my pinned post (presumably as they went to my profile […]

  • Shake it Off

    Shake it Off

    On the way to School this morning, the youngest got quite emotional over some fan-art that had been drawn for her. It’s something that has happened to me a couple of times in the past, but now I pay for other people to draw me for the headers because, let’s be honest, flattery is a […]

  • Somebody that I Used to Know

    Somebody that I Used to Know

    A week ago I was riding through Central London on a bike. What a lot has changed since then… :D — 🌊 Sarah 📝 Shonky Gubbins 🌊 (@AlternativeChat) August 5, 2018 There has been very little time to sit and consider the achievement of last week until now. I will be applying for the Ballot […]

  • The Colosseum

    The Colosseum

    One of the reasons why our holiday this year is in Europe was because of me. Italy’s always held a special allure, and with European travel (potentially) becoming a bit of a minefield starting next year (cheers Brexit) it seemed like a good idea to push for this trip before that happened. The fact Rome […]

  • Bicycle Race

    Bicycle Race

    You know I mentioned my e-mail address stopped working a while back? Well, yesterday I discovered a quite important e-mail that had gone astray. I made it into the Ride London 46 Ballot. Fortunately I’ve not missed anything vital and the participation’s confirmed, though not gonna lie, I’m terrified. It’s exactly seven weeks on Sunday, which is […]

  • Stupid White People

    Stupid White People

    TECHNICALLY the book I’m referring to in today’s title is entitled ‘Stupid White Men’ but after last night’s episode post Gym, plus some other online tomfoolery? All will become clear. So woman in black coat pushing grandchild in black pram at night, do not get the fucking arse-ache with me if you try to cross the […]

  • Musclebound

    Musclebound

    Exercise is bloody hard work. Believing that simply taking protein supplements is going to give you a body like The Rock’s is, like it or not, living a massive delusion. I have to admit, the implication that under 30’s would believe this feels pretty insulting, and without any kind of hard facts that prove the […]