Category Archives: Weekly Blog Club

In praise of reading aloud (and some tips for the fearful)

I absolutely support the call by James Patterson and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for more parents to read to their children. My Dad read to me when I was a kid and it didn’t harm me at all. I … Continue reading

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What on earth are you doing here?

I read lovely Jon Hickman’s post on Paradise Circus about how he ended up in Birmingham. It’s a lovely bit of writing. I like Jon. I like how he writes. I’d like him to write more but, you know, he’s … Continue reading

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Weekly blog club: Something for Santa

This is what we left out for Santa on Christmas Eve at my parents house. Milk (for Santa) with a jam tart. Bowl of water & a carrot for Comet the reindeer. It’s really lovely to be discharging my Uncley … Continue reading

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Weekly Blog Club Post: Thankful

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This weeny little note written on my phone can’t possibly bring together all the stuff I’m thankful for. As with every list I ever write it instantly becomes invalid as I think “No, but wait..!” It was absolutely right for … Continue reading

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Weekly Blog Club: A guide to recognising my influences.

Jay Brannan has recently released a new album, Rob me Blind. It’s treat, Jay always delivers meaningful, thoughtful lyrics that can take you from a smile to tears and back again within a chorus. One of the songs on the … Continue reading

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#weeklyblogclub My favourite rites of passage and what they say about me

I prepared for this blog post. I drew a mind map with “rites of passage” at the centre and spiraled off from there. I divided rites of passage up into four main sections- Marriage rituals, death rituals, social initiations and … Continue reading

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