Tag Archives: Princess Diana

So I Turn Myself To Face Me

The Diana anniversary stuff interests me in an entirely personal as well as a wider cultural sense as it reminds me that twenty years ago I was in the cusp of a huge emotional and mental breakdown which was to … Continue reading

Posted in academia, creativity, Culture, friendship, health, History, Life, Literature, mental health, Music, Poetry, Transport, travel, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The People’s Princess?

The BBC isn’t what it used to be. Its news service is now so infested with cronies of the Conservative Party that those who rely on the public service broadcaster for impartial facts concerning the daily failures of our current … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History, internet, Life, Media, Politics, television | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrity Death Match

I’ll always remember where I was when I heard the news that John Lennon had been shot. I was on a sidewalk in New York, outside the Dakota Building, my handgun quietly smoking in my pocket, my well-thumbed copy of … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, History, Music, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Seemed A Harmless Little Fuck

Lemon yellow sun. Arms raised in a vee. It’s either full on summer or I’ve walked into a Pearl Jam song. I’ve just asked a piece of seaweed – it’s summer. But as solstice is only a few days away … Continue reading

Posted in food, Life, Music, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment