I went in to work today

I went in to the office today for the first time since 18 March. It was odd, because it basically reminded me of all the downsides of working at home no chit-chat change of scene is good oh my god…

You failed

I can’t stop thinking about how I was predicted really high grades then tanked my A-levels, but that this year I’d have probably got close to my expected grades and someone else in my year would have been given the…

Q oh none

There is a really good opinion piece on the New York Times website by Charlie Warzel about QAnon worth a read. As someone who has spent years writing about the internet and social media and essentially most people treating the…

You are never too old for a career first

You are never too old for a career first

I had my first ever magazine front cover story this week. It is for the B2B magazine InPublishing, and is about what it has been like being a journalist working from home during the pandemic – and being one of…

Open your heart and listen

You’ll see people posting on social media that someone like Dawn Butler suggesting she is subjected to racism is her being divisive and a race-baiter. I’ve even seen some people who I am friends with on Facebook post anti-Dawn Butler…

The six sentences I hate writing about Doctor Who

If you’d told me as a kid that when I grew up I would get paid to sometimes write about Doctor Who for a national newspaper, then I’m sure little me would have been very happy indeed. But there’s always…

Dan Martin and Seb Patrick

Like a lot of people I’m finding it hard to process grief for this strange new category of people that have been introduced into our lives – people like Dan Martin and Seb Patrick, both of whom have suddenly passed…

Lis Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith. My Sarah Jane.

My Sarah Jane

I’ve had a blog running pretty much continuously since December 2002, but along the way, what with server and domain name moves and database wobbles and this and that, a few things have dropped off the internet along the way….

(Late) Friday Reading S09E08

(Late) Friday Reading S09E08

Friday Reading is a weekly series of recommended reads from the Guardian’s Martin Belam, covering journalism, media and technology, and other interesting nerdy things. It is also available as an email newsletter and sometimes even actually arrives on Friday. Sign…

Alone in a crowd

Every time I wake up in the morning and I’m all booked up to go to an away game, I ask myself “Why?” What has possessed me to spend the money? To spend hours going to see pretty crappy League…