Writings_Rants, Reviews, Reflections2023-04-27T09:34:38+01:00
Short Stories

Some of these rants appeared as ‘My Pet Peeves’ for a blog on The Argus. Everyone has pet peeves. Maybe yours is ‘people who have pet peeves’. That’s fine. You bog off and be peevish about that. These are my peeves and I’ll cry if I want to.You can also go to Rants, Reviews, Reflections for more. I also review for Pause Live Action


There was righteous anger recently at the suggestion from the Met Police that women ‘need’ to keep themselves safe on the streets from those they had been brought up to trust; by hailing buses whilst whipping up a souffle and [...]

The Archers: 0, Staged: 1

Often, it’s the smallest things that introduce a moment of disquiet. As lockdown started, news came that The Archers would be reducing the number of broadcasts per week to eke out its recordings. In fact, I discovered that it was [...]

Corona Life

My 12 year old wondered why we don't have a king. My attempts at explaining royal succession to him. Astonished I knew the names of all 3 royal children... It’s been weeks since I set my alarm in [...]

Shakespeare’s Women on Dating Sites

Recently, a piece entitled 'If Literature's Complicated Men were on Tinder' was circulating. I notice it was written two years ago, but I only saw it a couple of months back. https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/if-literatures-complicated-men-were-on-tinder So, whilst in lockdown, I thought I'd like [...]

Masterchef: It’s a Knockout!

Anything that has been filmed before This Time looks odd now, as sequestered in our homes, we resemble alien life forms peering down. We observe the contestants; hugging, high-five-ing, slapping each other on the backs: Where’s your social distancing?! Thank [...]

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