Best of… 2020

This year has been hard. Like knee deep in mud that each time you moved further forward you got sucked down deeper, hard. I have been relatively lucky. I have remained healthy as have most of my immediate family. That is not to say there haven’t been moments of frustration, anger, upset, and deep heartbreak … More Best of… 2020

evermore: Taylor Swift’s glass menagerie of endings and almosts’.

If folklore was Swift roaming the woods in late summer, looking inward but also starting afresh and seeing things from a pure, new perspective, then evermore is Swift looking at strangers’ hopes, dreams, loves and losses through the dark of a frosted glass of winter, and fully revelling in her ability to tell other people’s stories in a way … More evermore: Taylor Swift’s glass menagerie of endings and almosts’.

Boris Johnson’s political self-sabotage: the destruction of DfID and Britain’s standing in the world.

The new merger, shall we call it, between Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) was announced last week by the Prime Minister. The Cabinet had not been consulted so presumably this was a longstanding dream of Johnson and his chief adviser, Dominic Cummings. DfID, then known as the Ministry … More Boris Johnson’s political self-sabotage: the destruction of DfID and Britain’s standing in the world.

Why Mandy Moore is the artist to watch in 2020: Actress, Musician and an unlikely voice of the #MeToo Movement

In the wake of the much needed #MeToo movement, emotional, physical and financial abuse has shown to be both rampant and embedded in the film and television industry. For whatever reason, the music industry seems to have escaped the tsunami of allegations and legal action that these industries have experienced. Not because abuse isn’t there, … More Why Mandy Moore is the artist to watch in 2020: Actress, Musician and an unlikely voice of the #MeToo Movement