A story in pictures

File this under “blog posts that are purely for testing purposes and not to be taken seriously”.

Really, I have been trying to improve my blogging recently, in particular finally trying to master tweaking the layout of my blog to how I like. This blog post may be deleted later but in the meantime, have a laugh.

(Also if anyone from Barratt sweets happens to be reading this, if you want to send some Anglo Bubblys my way, I wouldn’t mind. (What? It’s worth a try)).

Dear NSPCC,

Using the Pride colours in your logo means nothing if your support for the LGBTQ+ community does not extend to everyone within it.

You had an opportunity to show that you are there for all children, including those who are trying to figure out their identity. Instead you gave into a vocal, bigoted minority. You put your fear of losing donations for your charity before the children who would access your services, yet all you have done is ensure that people like myself who have supported you for a long time, won’t give you a single penny until you prove that you truly are committed to fighting for every childhood, including those of trans children.

Short post

Every now and again, you may find yourself, in a random moment, thinking to yourself, “WHAT THE F*** IS WRONG WITH YOU?”

I’ve had many a moment recently where I’ve been thinking this about myself. And I still don’t know the answer. I am, however, able to identify the possible ones. Like a multiple choice question, that would probably comprise of about eight options. I will update this when I find out.

Things I want to do before I am 40.

(Because I am less than three years away from it and I should probably start to aim for them now)

Learn to drive.

Get a Smart car (after I’ve passed my driving test, obvs).

Get my own house. I know it’s an extremely long shot but I hope to be able to afford one at some point.

Become a published writer (and like, totally earn money for said writing).

Go to the Edinburgh festival. I used to go on holiday to Scotland nearly every year during my kid and teen years and it was nearly always when the festival was on. Nearest we got to it was watching stuff on it on BBC2 (we were staying up in the Highlands).

Go back into studying, even if it’s just for a short course.

Attempt NaNoWriMo again and actually complete it this time (or maybe just get further than I did the last time I attempted it).

 

This post will be edited as and when I complete certain things and/or think of new things I want to do before I hit the milestone.