Month: October 2010

It stuns me how spending a relatively measly portion of your life  in a place can cement it in your heart forever. I had long wanted to travel abroad and was expecting that once I’d done so, it would change me. But what I wasn’t expecting was how upon our return to Oz, I would from that point onwards always feel like a little piece of me was missing. The Canadian piece. A piece I hadn’t even known existed, until I lived there. So huge is my love for all things Canadian, that I now do everything I can – short of…

Quickie update: 1. I can officially announce now that I’m gonna be part of the comedic lineup at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival. I absolutely adore this fest – it is a massive highlight of my year, so much so that I even wrote an ode to it when I was pining away over in Canada, the first time I’d missed a fest in almost a decade! I’m doing the Great Comedy Debate plus a couple of stand-up slots too and am bracing myself for frivolities, catching up with friends over a cider or twenty and/or combinations of the above.…

Sorry to say that she’s attacking with a vengeance. I don’t usually even like writing about it on here, preferring to instead just carry on as though everything’s fine. But you know, it’s not. And I don’t want to pretend. I don’t want to WALLOW mind you, but I don’t want to pretend. I think that’s what’s given this freaking thing it’s power in this world – by people feeling like it’s something that’s a sign of weakness, or freakiness and something that should thus be hidden away. But you know what? That sucks balls. Big balls. Big gumballs that…