Throughout the #Brexit debate, I’ve tried to be objective in the face of myths, and stick to verified facts when confronted by barefaced liars. But I will not be called a ‘traitor’. I am a European citizen first and foremost, and removing that from me is stripping away part of my identity. It’s barbaric.… Read More #Brexit: depriving me of my European citizenship is an act of barbarity unworthy of our United Kingdom.
This week, a gallery of photos from my collection; all with a green(ish) tinge. Different cameras, lenses, and locations; but hopefully all something to enjoy. M Via Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!
In 2012, CNN named it one of “Europe’s most Bizarre buildings,” and to be fair, it does look more than a little like it might have been dropped in from space. The Atomium, a collection of stainless steel balls in the structure of an iron atom, was built in Brussels for the 1958 Expo. It… Read More Old Iron Balls | Weekly Photo 18th March 2017
I live in a country divided; by hate, by fear, by politics, and by economics. There are many reasons for this. But the way out is emphatically not through isolation and cutting ourselves off from each other and the rest of the world. Even the most divided cultures and can, through increased understanding, grow to accept one another.… Read More Against hate, understanding. Against division, hope.
For years, I’ve struggled with self-esteem; but simply choosing to record my own small achievements – and overcoming the strange British aversion to being ‘big-headed’ – has helped me begin to believe in myself.… Read More Accentuate the Positives; recording the good times.
Music can also be a great way of lifting me out of those occasional dips. Something upbeat, and feel-good, can be just what I need as a backing track for my mind to distract me from a place where I don’t want to dwell for too long.… Read More Using music for mental health, and the evidence to prove it.
This is a photo taken on my old smartphone, a Lumia 735, so it’s not the quality of other shots I post to the Weekly Photo pages. It’s here, though, because it tells a story. Back in October 2015, when this was taken, I was still very much struggling with depression and anxiety. The, for… Read More No Such Thing As… An Ugly Sunset | Weekly Photo, 8th March 2017
A cool, damp spring morning in Lancashire. One of the many winding lanes crossing the West Pennine Moors. A favourite local hangout for a country hike; especially now that the weather is brightening up and the days are growing longer. Part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
For a long while, I’ve used my WordPress blog as a place to post photographs I’ve taken, that I’m especially proud of. Well, I now have a Flickr portfolio to help me show them off in an even shinier and brighter way.… Read More Flickr-ing photos
Allowing parents to opt-out and not making LGBT-inclusive lessons compulsory in all schools is dangerous; and can lead vulnerable children, like me, to depression, isolation, self-harm or worse.… Read More The Government’s announcement this week on Sex and Relationship Education does not go nearly far enough.