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Politics and pictures. Kindness and sarcasm. Cynical optimist. My IG is better than my Twitter. If you'd like to buy me a cuppa: https://t.co/urQcfiFBkh 💖
Jan 5 19 tweets 4 min read
Hearing Kate Garraway’s heartbreaking news made me pause and look at the sky. For those of us with #LongCovid who keep posting about prevention & masks & studies, a lot of it is to protect those we love. A lot of us are doing the best we can for those we fear we’ll leave behind. I want people to understand there is a one in ten chance of getting #longcovid with every infection. It doesn’t matter if you think it is mild. That bears no correlation to whether it will attack your veins. And everywhere that needs blood.
Dec 28, 2022 44 tweets 17 min read
One of the common objections I hear about doing any kind of self-care work is “I don’t have time”. Today I’m going create a slow 🧵 of gentle New Year’s Resolutions you could make to so it could feel like you have more ease in the time you do have.
Let’s start with: - Reduce the guilt around resting
- Take more naps
- Stop thinking your weekends are time to cram extra work in
- Take your lunch breaks
- Enjoy the food you are eating
- Call an old friend once a week
- Write someone you love a letter
Apr 15, 2020 98 tweets 155 min read
I’ve been using my daily bike ride to swing past friend’s homes & capture moments on their doorsteps and ask what love means to them in this time.
Annie is loving having time to look after herself better. “And this doorstep. I’ve been here 30 years”
#LoveInATimeOfIsolation ImageImageImageImage I asked Tais to bring something she loved to her balcony and she brought out her Mum and her son.
#LoveInATimeOfIsolation ImageImageImage
May 16, 2019 16 tweets 6 min read
I have just under 30 days left of being in my 30s so I thought I would start a list of things this decade has taught me.

The first one is:
"Do you really need to buy another tub if hummus? Or should you check in the fridge first?"

#30SomeThings A quick disruption to an anxiety or panic attack can be achieved by researching something trivial you are curious about. The brain simply cannot process panic and learn.
I like to research how mice steal eggs, for example.
But you chose your own random curiosity.
Mar 19, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
I had a really interesting chat with an elder on an East London estate this evening about #SeriousYouthViolence
(hat tip to @akalamusic for pointing out the power of the words we hang over the heads of our young people).
1/? He was looking very dapper, and I gave him a compliment on his suit, and he sighed and said the kid he took to court this morning got 7 years. And the one this afternoon from his block got 2 years. That’s the difference between guns and knives he said.