I love my Saturday morning lie-in, it's one of my favourite parts of the week. This morning, however, I voluntarily gave up my weekly bout of laziness in order to get up at 8am and drive the hour and a quarter journey to Perth. The reason was the Vocations Conference organised by the Church of … Continue reading Setting sail
So, the inevitable has happened, albeit earlier than expected. England's footballers have been knocked out of the 2014 World Cup before they've even played their third group game, their earliest exit since 1958. And, as sure as night follows day, the hand wringing, recriminations and angst filled soul-searching has taken over the English media to … Continue reading Let down again?
A really quick post to say that I have a short e-book out in the Kindle store. It's called How To Kill A Belly Button and is available in the Kindle store (link is for UK). The book is based strongly on posts from the start of this blog, but there's some new stuff in … Continue reading How To Plug A Book…
Last week the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, announced that all schools in England and Wales will be made to teach and instill "British Values". This, inevitably, led to a torrent of derision and cynicism by many "enemies of progress", as Gove would call them, or "people", as the rest of us would call them. Much … Continue reading British Values revealed
First off, I have a qualifying statement. I do not live in East London. In fact, I don't live anywhere with a high Muslim population at all. I live in an overwhelmingly white area in central Scotland which does have a fair amount of eastern European immigrants (who are a normal part of the community), … Continue reading Britain Equal. Racists last.
Earlier on today I read this post about young Ryland Whittington, a young girl who, as soon as she could talk (thanks to a cochlear implant) shouted about how she was a boy. As time went on she became more and more ashamed of being a girl until, after speaking to specialists, her parents came … Continue reading A short post on transphobia