Author: brigid

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So it’s been a while! I’ve got a year older, a year wiser and… Yeah.  Anyway, apologies for long absence. But here is a story I wrote for Liars’ League, a monthly competition-type thing.  Enjoy!  Follow Liars’ League on Twitter: https://twitter.com/liarsleague?lang=en-gb Here are the other stories (the theme was Genous and Madness): 1. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fmogTpt4N0Q 2.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vK4jy2bMF6c 3.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ0rCcpFbVs 4.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VPI8sP3LuKk 5.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w_i4XYctBwE

Quickety-quick

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colour / craft / photos

A fleeting visit, just to show a work in progress (wip). Currently making a crochet bag for a colleague. Check out the progression! I’ll post a picture when it’s completely finito. Also, I’ve not been blogging so much lately because I’ve been busy writing a piece for a novel competition! Wish me luck…

Clever clever clever

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The fictional Marguerite St Just was the “cleverest woman in Europe” according to her creator, Baroness Emma Orczy, yet she took about 10* chapters before she realised that her husband, Sir Percy Blakeney, was the Scarlet Pimpernel. That is despite it being PATENTLY OBVIOUS.  And so brings us to today’s subject: being clever. Or being too clever. Or being so clever, you are blind to any of your faults. Yes, u speak of you, Stephen […]

Coming Up Roses

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) Roses, not only being my favourite chocolates, are the theme of today’s post. (They are not my favourite flowers. That accolade belongs to peonies).  I digress. Roses. Names. What’s in a name? Well, there’s my name, Maria Alison Walker. Or not, as the case may be.  My name is Brigid. That’s […]

Panic! At the bus stop

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I’ve been thinking for a long time about what to blog about next. Since Christmas Day, when I posted some photos, all sots of interesting stuff has happened. My brother had major heart surgery, and I was convinced convinced convinced he would die (he didn’t. He’s ok) and it would somehow be my fault. What else has happened? I was talking to a teacher at my school (where I work) about bullying, where I revealed I was […]

Happy Birthday to Me*!

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*it is not my birthday.  I, like the queen, have two birthdays. My physical birthday, which is in June (the 20th, if you want to send cards), and my mental birthday, which is today! Hooray! I was diagnosed with OCD exactly six years ago today. My life started making sense on 19th December 2009.  Whatever December brings you – and it’s quite a busy month for me, Christmas notwithstanding – then I hope you get […]

On Awful People, Jour-no-lism, and the Epidemic of ‘Faux-C-D’

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I’ve just posted two newspaper opinion pieces from the same newspaper, published on the same weekend. One, by a doctor, describes OCD pretty accurately: a “living torture, leaving many sufferers with a sense that they are trapped in their own minds”. He gets it spot on when he says “being a tad fussy about lining up … soft drinks doesn’t even begin to merit the diagnosis.” Being clean and tidy? Good for you. I wish […]