Out and about, in full colour

Currently reading: So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport πŸ“š

Currently reading: Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall πŸ“š

Finished reading: Magna Carta by Dan Jones πŸ“š


Finished reading: What Stars Are Made Of by Donovan Moore πŸ“š

Deeply emotive Football Weekly pod with Troy Townsend | Life and Times of Troy Townsend

Noticing Your Noticing - Poetry Unbound

You will notice that you’re noticing/ You will wonder whether you have spent your whole life unaware of your longing/ trapped in thistle and barbed wire | Always especially thrilled when a poet of African/ Nigerian heritage is featured on Poetry Unbound. This by Selina Nwulu is a real belter

Finished reading: Small by Small by Ike Anya πŸ“š

Currently reading: Bad Science by Ben Goldacre πŸ“š

Poetry Unbound returns with a belter: Safia Elhillo’s “Ode to my Homegirls, a wonderful exploration of the essential quality of true friendship. Being There!

Finished reading: A Stranger’s Pose by Emmanuel Iduma πŸ“š


A short but touching tribute to the recently deceased Tim Keller amongst other things by David Perrell | Friday Finds

Finished reading: The Last Colony by Philippe Sands πŸ“š

Finished reading: In Gratitude by Jenny Diski πŸ“š

A different Mother's Day

From The Cassandra Pages | In this era of recognizing gender and sexual diversity, I think we also need to recognize that there is not one, but a multitude of ways in which the fundamental relationship of “Mother” and “Child” exists, and that while the idealized one may still be in the majority, it is not at all true or descriptive for a great many people – so, please, be gentle and aware as we celebrate Mother’s Day.

Pottering about the City Centre #GreysMonument

Waiting on the grub..

Birdie on deck

Ducks on the river #SpringTime

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What we have instead here is planned, targeted, brilliantly enacted success. Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world. Therefore we will buy not just Pep Guardiola, but the conditions that make Pep Guardiola work, an entire Pep Guardiola habitat. We will buy the strongest squad. There will be no variables here, just billionaire-backed certainties.. | Barney Ronay on City’s latest procession to the title

Stumbling upon Ms Adichie’s New Yorker Essay, Notes on Grief touched a sore nerve and took me way back to 2014: losing H, and the sense of being seen in reading Colm TΓ³ibΓ­n’s Guardian Essay - The Literature of Grief

Currently reading: Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them by Antonio Padilla πŸ“š | Bonus points for being a fellow Liverpool FC supporter :)

Fleeing back home.. An idea, it seems, everyone and their dog had