Small Victories

I haven’t penned a blog for a few days now, mainly in fear of being branded a ‘keyboard politician’, a sore loser or other such titles; rightly or wrongly it seems all conversations are migrating (no pun intended) to or from the EU referendum outcome and it’s implications. So instead of trying to avoid the…

Superheroes

I’m in M&S shopping for women’s knickers. Correct. Hold that thought. It doesn’t matter how many adverts, billboards or infographics you see, I don’t think anyone has ever called a family meeting and pooled resources for the possible event of an alien invasion. And why would you? Preempting this unpredictable tragedy, seems a bit macabre….

To My Mother(s)

I hadn’t seen my mam since her primary alien exorcism. She’s doing really really well, we know she is in very safe hands and the surgeon has visited and told her she is recovering at a good pace – we are already texting each other about a chillout night in front of the TV. Saying that, I…

Start Simple

As a gay man myself and someone very active and passionate about the inclusion and equal rights of the LGBT+ community, the Orlando shooting is something that would instantly make me take to all platforms to get into the centre of the conversation. However, the bubble that the alien brought with it hasn’t fully popped yet and…

Smile

I was going to write this blog ages ago, way before the alien came, but never got round to it. But when an alien comes along it pushes things forward and now what I was going to say means so much more to me… My mam has always taught me to smile at strangers; ‘it…

Space; it’s a lonely place

I remember seeing the Macmillan ‘Not Alone’ advert when it first came out a few years back and it struck a chord with me then, but has done even more so now. On finding out the news about my mam’s alien visitor, it felt like this huge sonic boom came out of nowhere and hit every…

How are you doing?

I’ve been to coffee mornings to attack aliens, given money to help make sonic chemo guns to blast the buggers into outer-space, worn ‘I hate alien’ wristbands and given my love to those who have had an invasion in their Enterprise. Everyone says ‘you never think it will happen to you’ and I have to…

There’s an Alien in my Family

2 weeks ago we found out that an alien came to visit our family. We do not like the alien, in fact we HATE it. The alien flew in unnoticed and most certainly uninvited. This is a very rarer alien – not from this planet, not from this galaxy. The alien crash landed inside the…