A series of unfortunate Valentine’s

A series of unfortunate Valentine’s

I have never been ‘good’ at Valentine's Day.  When I was 8, I received my first V-Day card from a boy in my class called David.  I hysterically cried, immediately ripped it up, shoved it in my red reading folder and disposed of it on the way home.  Ice queen from the age of 8 [...]

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A Few Of My Favourite Things

A Few Of My Favourite Things

As we speak, I am currently engulfed within Mark Radcliffe's 'Reelin' In The Years: The Soundtrack Of A Northern Life'.  It is the second book of Radcliffe's (the first being Thank You For The Days) which I am slowly becoming to be obsessed with and, only being 100+ pages in, I have already learned a [...]

Seeking validation in boys due to trauma

Seeking validation in boys due to trauma

Usually, situations and fleeting moments of pain you experience while in your younger years can physically and emotionally scar you.  I know enough about our lad, Sigmund Freud, to understand that childhood trauma manifests in your unconscious and that there can be a big metaphorical iceberg of pain floating around in your brain.  But, as [...]