The Quest for the Best

“Which do you think is the best hot cross bun?” I ask “The one I am eating” said Bobalong “That sounds simple enough, why then are there so many articles being published about finding the best hot cross buns?” “Beeffs...

Look up at the sky

“It’s a beautiful day” someone said. I mulled for a moment, all quiet and then the same voice said “You probably don’t think somebody would talk to your back”. True. I turned around, it was Bobalong. His presence explained the stale...

Wishing and hoping

I want to offer an individual experience to make a point and to shout at the sky about the bigger picture. In the wake of the murder and rape of Eurydice Dixon, my concern is about violence towards women and the more systemic, and often less visible, sexism that comes...

Vale Amy Jayne Everett

Amy Jayne Everett was 14 years old when she died last week. Her father has said that bullying convinced her she had little choice but “to escape the evil in this world”. Heartbreaking and I can only nod in resigned agreement, in my experience there is too much evil;...