Hobby-based rabbit holes that I’ve fallen into

One of my autistic traits is that I’m very much an all-in or all-out kind of person. A key example of this is that I can’t watch a TV show unless I see it from start to finish. I simply refuse to dip in and out. Even if it’s a sitcom designed to be viewed as a whole and as individual episodes, I need to see it all. The problem with this is that when I get obsessed, I get truly obsessed. And over the past few years, there are a lot of hobby-based rabbit holes that I’ve fallen into. Things I’ve decided I want to do and spent an absolute fortune on before realising it was the idea I liked and not the actual ‘thing’. So here is a list of everything I’ve wasted my money on, why and whether or not it was worth it.

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The start of the Euros 2020

Ever since I built this site I've stayed very on-brand with what I've written. However, when setting up my dad's website a few months back, I was reminded of something. Once upon a time, writing wasn't just about getting important messages out to the world, it was...

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My 2020

At the start of 2020, I made a conscious decision not to make any resolutions. Not to set any goals or aims but rather, for the first time ever, to simply go with the flow. This was a difficult decision for me to make. All my life I've planned everything. But after...

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My Relationship with The Killers

I’ve wanted to write a blog about my relationship with The Killers since they released their sixth studio album. So here is a rundown of my feelings about each of their albums and some insight into my favourite songs.

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A Babble about Babs

Right now our entire country is mourning. Not because of COVID or some other catastrophe, but simply because an actress has died. Dame Barbara Windsor was and still is, considered to be a National Treasure. This is a concept, which to me, feels very British. It...

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Why I Can’t Sleep

This is one of several blogs I've been writing in my head for months now. But I feel it is finally time to fine-tune and post it for all the world to see. As memes and graphic tees have been reminding us for years, there are three things that humans are naturally...

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Approaching a new Jewish year

This weekend Jewish people across the world celebrated the start of a new year, eating apple and honey to symbolise the sweetness of the year to come. And in six days time, on the night of 26th September, the day of atonement, Yom Kippur, will begin. I’m not sure how I’ll approach it this year.

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Unprecedented

As society pauses I take a deep breath, Look around me and accept I am blessed, Isolated but by no means trapped, Surrounded by family including my cat; I have a home that is cosy and safe, Unlike others who have far more to face. The feeling in the air is panic and...

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