General stats of the week: Good days: 1, Okay days: 5, Bad days: 1 Books read: Not Working by Lisa Owens Hours spent in the library: 4 Hot chocolates drank: at least 5 Times I’ve been on the look out for autumn clothing: 57,894
Being back in my hometown, I’m somewhat on alert whilst strolling down the high street. I look out for faces I recognise – from primary school, secondary school, old jobs – but mostly I’m wary to bump into my grandparents.
I care about you so much and I don’t even know you. We’ve never met face to face, I’ve never heard your voice, never even seen a photo of you. I know your first name. I know about the hard times you have had to go through. I’ve read your words.
General stats of the week: Good days: 1, Okay days: 4, Bad days: 2 Books read: Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple Books bought: 2 Times I’ve wished for autumn to arrive: 38,065 Ham and cheese toasties eaten: 4
By Matthew In an image obsessed, filter-obscured and airbrushed world that prizes the ‘perfect’ form, the self-esteem of many is invested in its myth; deposits are made in the self-esteem bank with every unflattering snap of a celeb’s bingo wings, while withdrawals accompany the comparison to toned torsos that most of us will never attain or …