A lot has been said about the mess that the UK government have made of both A-Level and GCSE results this year. In many ways you could argue that, given the ongoing situation in the world with Covid-19 and everything that's associated with it, it was likely that the process of awarding grades to students… Continue reading A GCSE Triumph and a return to College.
Things ate kind of strange at the moment for all of us, no matter where in the world we might be. In the UK at least, we've been in lockdown for the past three weeks, with a further three week extension announced by the government earlier this week. For most, unless you fall into the… Continue reading Lockdown
I read a great blog post by the always fabulous Charlotte Underwood last week which centred around her time on social media and her experience when she chose to cut certain platforms out of her life. It's a great read and I recommend you check it out when you have a moment. It certainly got… Continue reading My experiences with social media
I've spoken in past blogs about my desire to return to education and train to become a writer. It's something that I've discovered I quite enjoy and, having had a few articles published, (See the HuffPost archive here for those.) I feel I'm quite good at. Now I'm not being complacent or cocky by saying… Continue reading Positivity outweighs negativity
Note: I originally wrote this blog earlier this year for The Huffington Post. Unfortunately it wasn't approved and published, perhaps because of the somewhat sensitive content contained within. Trigger warning: This article contains descriptions of self-harm and suicide. The term “mental health” is bandied about a lot these days. It’s almost as if it’s become… Continue reading My Experience Of Mental Illness And The Mental Health System