British person with cats. New to writing, but keen to try for sanity. Also saving money for a house.
The Beauty of Bokeh
When I see bokeh I get that lovely cozy feeling inside, like I'm cuddled up with a good book and a hot drink on a rainy afternoon. Since it was first introduced to me by my partner, I have always thought it was beautiful.
Yasuke: The Black Samurai
It's hard to believe that Japan was once closed off to the rest of the world. If you ever get the chance to visit, you will no doubt be in awe of it's tall skyscrapers and big branded offices running parallel to ancient temples and shrines. With record numbers of tourists pouring in from around the globe and the Tokyo Olympics due to take place this summer too, the thought of this highly developed, open society being isolated feels a million miles from the truth.
There was 20,000 dollars in the account. His nose wrinkled in confusion at the sight of the tiny, life changing pixels on the screen, mouth dropping wide open as he counted the numbers again, two, three, four times.
When I Was An A**hole Capricorn
Capricorn (♑︎) is the tenth sign in the zodiac, originating from the tropical constellation of Capricornus, the horned goat. It's a fitting description.
5 Black, Female Artists You Haven't Heard Of (Yet)
2020 saw the Black Lives Matter movement literally shake the world. It was smack bang on the news, ruffling feathers on the internet, coming out your best mate's mouth, spread across your newspapers, acted on in the streets: it was everywhere. You'd have to be on a desert island to have missed BLM.
- Third Place in Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist Challenge
6 Toxic Couples From History
The few weeks before Valentine's day are the worst. At this time of year in the UK it's cold and dark for most of the day; I'm sure if you're anything like me you're probably not in the best of moods to begin with.
Origin Tales of Bitcoin
"Please explain Bitcoin to me like I'm five." I had asked my slightly unaware computer engineer partner one fine morning. His mouth dropped open, the tea he had been drinking dribbling out down his chin in a bout of confusion.
A sweet remedy for English football
I would be lying if I said I was a huge fan of football. It's a big deal in England, big enough that the past has seen riots started over who's team won. We even have a name for it here, "Football Hooliganism". In most parts of the country, you'd be hard pressed to find a person who had never watched the World Cup or didn't support their local team. As a child on holiday many years ago, I met some children from Manchester who just couldn't understand why I didn't support any team whatsoever, especially not their beloved Manchester United. It was as if I had told them I could breathe underwater.