Perhaps you could take five minutes to read below and think about it, in the context of your life and the decisions of your Governments. Many of our grandparents fought and died in the Second World War, afterwards everyone agreed this - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - no more commentary needed. Article 1. All … Continue reading Have you ever read this? It’s compelling.
Only a few of those who know me intimately know of my absolute, joyful and unabashed love of wind turbines. I find them majestic and calming. I love how they rise out of the countryside, enduring, stoic, reliable, rhythmic... It's a niche thing I appreciate, but I'd argue not outside the wider bounds of normal. … Continue reading Wind turbines, straight lines and other wild passions
Some of you may be aware of the #30dayswild challenge run by the UK Wildlife Trust throughout June. Some of you may have seen the gorgeous magazine-worthy blog and Instagram posts recording the "Random Acts of Wildness" that over 49,000 people, including me, have signed up to commit... here's ours. So, we're home educating. We are … Continue reading #30dayswild – here’s how we’re doing!
OK, lets talk about the fricking magic money tree and other hyperbole of the recent general election and modern politics, modern media and life in general. I am really interested in language, how we can inspire and motivate, compel and convince, twist and trick, damn and destroy. Simple example: ex-pats, immigrants, migrants, refugees: these … Continue reading Life’s language: another rant
I didn't really want to blog about the UK General Election, I am not really knowledgeable enough, in fact, I fear that my typical cuss-filled indignant rhetoric more likely sends people careering in the opposite direction to the one I hope to inspire them to follow... but here goes. It's nearly 10am, it's already voting day, … Continue reading Incendiary Divisiveness
Written for World Autism Awareness Week: this is my equivalent of the shaved head, raffle or sponsored slim. If it touches you at all, please click here to make a donation to the National Autistic Society or at least, share as widely as you can so we can hopefully tap into some rich people... Pause Accidents will happen (even in … Continue reading Pause: an alphabetical proverbial poem about adulting and parenting
Please note this post was prepared way ahead of the awful event at Westminster last week, there's no attempt to play off any increased searching or traffic around terms related to the Houses of Parliament. I thought about not publishing this but on reflection, I hope the majority of people will not be offended. If you disagree, I … Continue reading Too Much Information? Butt out!
Due to a combination of severe technical and emotional issues, I have reverted to blogging here at Dirty, Naked and Happy. WELL it's not a true midlife crisis without some completely contradictory and fickle behaviour IS IT? Tried to go high heels and realised I'm better off in my old trackies, eh? What. Evuh. Let's all pretend the … Continue reading Forgive us (me) this day our daily bread
It's rare now for me to start the weekend rolling around on the bed, squealing and gasping in complete ecstatic abandon, but today [swipes back of hand across wet mouth] started out just like that. Since the first series of The Great Pottery Throwdown reenergised and supercharged my lifelong love of ceramics last year, I have also been … Continue reading Wiping off my bottom
It seems to be a 'thing' in the blogging community to do a "Year In Review" post and so as 2016 draws to a close, I've been thinking about this blog and what I've achieved, enjoyed, learned, yadda, blah, yadda... and there's no escaping that, for me, it has run its course. Once upon a time I … Continue reading Happy and out…