Bipolar: Let’s Talk

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar – ‘manic depression’ (if you’re old school). It’s a pain in the arse, it’s brilliant, it’s un-nerving, it’s soul-destroying, it’s fascinating, it’s life-ruining, it’s life-changing, it’s horrible, it’s inspirational. Yep – it’s a head-fuck. “And when they were up they were up…and when they were down they were down..” – The Grand Old Duke Of … Read more

Greyhound racing – why I’ll never respect it

Stop Abusing Greyhounds

I do not, and will not, ever support or condone greyhound racing. There, I said it. “Oh, but you’re a greyhound owner, you must love to see them running?” “Oh, but they’re so happy when they run” Right. I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while – it’s a subject I’m very strongly … Read more

Working from home – the good and the bad

Crazy WFH Setup

A while ago I took on a job doing SEO/digi-marketing for an affiliate company. As their team is based in various countries and there’s no ‘office’ as such, this means everyone is home based. Working from home has always appealed to me. Back when I was working for a local authority I used to do … Read more

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (Sometimes)

Thumbs Up

I’m a grumpy bastard at times. There, I said it. I don’t mean to be – I genuinely don’t. But the fact remains I can be a pretty morose, grumpy little shit. For that, I apologise. Sometimes though I can be exactly the opposite – the joys of being bipolar. I won’t blame it all … Read more

Thailand write-up #2 – Care For Dogs Sanctuary

You don’t have to have known me very long to know that I love dogs; very much an ‘animal person’ I guess but dogs will always be my favourite. I’m fortunate enough to live with two awesome greyhounds who I love very much. One of the things I considered when deciding where to go on … Read more

Thailand holiday writeup #1 – Elephant Nature Park

Last week I was fortunate enough to go out to Thailand for around ten nights, specifically Chiang Mai. My time out there was a real eye-opener for me. Whilst I’ve been on holiday abroad by myself before (USA), I’ve not been to a country which has a radically different culture or different language. One of … Read more

Thinking about my Dad

Peter Killworth

It’s been nearly five years since my Dad died. When it had just happened I thought about him, his death and his illness that preceded it a lot. As time went on, in the few months after it, I began feeling guilty if I hadn’t thought of him that day. My belief was that if … Read more

Random thoughts on being vegan

Pad Thai ftw

Those of you that know me will know I’m vegan. I’ve been vegan now since late 2003 (had been veggie before that on and off for a while). As it’s been so many years now, being vegan is just part of my regular life, it’s normality for me. I don’t really give it any thought … Read more