International Cat Day

It’s not always easy, being the owner of a cat. Unlike a dog, a cat will always make you work for their affection – never giving any guarantee of how long they will show that affection for, or when, or why. It’s been 4 years since Elwood came to live with me and in that…

Disappointment

Disappointment is such a harsh word I’ve always thought. When you’re experiencing it, it feels like a weight or a burden. Something that sits in the pit of your stomach or hangs around your neck like a constant reminder of missed opportunities or mis-judged impressions. Whether you’re disappointed in yourself or in someone else –…

Change in Tune

This is not the first time I have undergone a change of heart about the nature and purpose of this blog. A little while ago I attempted a re-launch, which was short lived and a bit disappointing (to me). The short story about why this failed is also simple one – time management. It’s been…

Seeking people with an Elvis Tattoo

This is a call to anyone with an Elvis tattoo – I want to hear your story. I am writing a paper on Elvis tattoos and the meaning behind them and I need to speak to all those people out there like me, who have decided to brand themselves with the image of The King….

On the Record: Part I

Side bar: I bought myself a record player for my birthday last year and have never actually gotten around to using it… despite having almost the entire Prince back catalogue on vinyl (it’s one of my most prized possessions)…I just always seemed too busy or too disorganised. And so, it has been sitting in my…

#reboot

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this blog, which has really been down to the fact that I haven’t been doing a whole lot of travelling, or if I have, it’s been too brief to really find the time to post. After my fabulous trip to my beloved New Orleans last year…