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Having written the word shit too many times in a text message, I decided to ring the changes by defining my life as crap instead. Nothing could’ve defused a rubbish moment more quickly than my newly updated phone suggesting that I replace the word crap with what it deemed to be a relevant emoji: I’m…

Home

And so I am home. Having never thought I’d be the sort of person who’d end up living round the corner from my parents, that is indeed what I have become, (not that I really knew what ‘that sort of person’ actually was or why the prospect of becoming one was so objectionable). And yet…

Want to buy some cards?

Would you like to buy some handmade cards? Hot off the press, two different sets of cards are available. Perfect for a whole range of occasions! Set 1: New baby, new home, thank you, congrats, happy birthday Set 2: Well done you, with love, miss you, thinking of you, hello friend Both sets are available in ‘bunting’ or…

When they blow up all the satellites

I thought he was on the phone but, as I bent down to plug my laptop into the socket at his feet, discovered that he was actually just muttering to himself. He sipped his coffee while drumming his fingers on the table and casting anxious glances around the coffee shop. Realising now why this adjoining…