February Column

February 7th, 2014

February is known as the suicide month. A cluster of misery – long winter, low light, less exercise, debts from Christmas, no holiday, feeling terrible, looking terrible. So what can we do? Well, try the Shelf-Help series from Vintage Books. This […]

December 2013

December 13th, 2013

I know it has taken a whole year to get this far but look at the progress we have made! A brilliant brand new site beautifully designed. This is now an easy to use icon-based website that looks as good on your […]

December 2012

December 1st, 2012

I love Christmas. Here’s a few bits from Why Be Happy that might explain why. In Accrington there was always a huge tree outside the Market Hall, and the Salvation Army played carols there for most of December. At Christmas […]

November 2012

November 1st, 2012

It has been a good run of awards for me this year with Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? I was so happy to win the Stonewall Writer of the Year Award. Stonewall makes a huge difference to the lives […]

August 2012

August 1st, 2012

August. My birthday month. My advice to anybody is: Get Born. I love August – the end of summer, the stone that has absorbed the heat, the fruits on the trees starting to colour. The second flush of roses. The […]