We all deal with it in different ways, crying ourselves to sleep, or laughing at fond memories.
But what about when you didn’t even know the person who has now passed on?
Recently, my Facebook became filled with posts about a lad from my area, a friend of many of my old friends, saying that he had unfortunately took his own life.
I never knew him (other than him coming into the sandwich shop I work in the other day late at night). But yet this news saddened me, and really got me down, and I’ve been trying to work out why. Continue reading →
Things are slowly starting to come together I believe. I’ve been working on a project I am really excited about recently working with a local charity here in Blackpool, England.
I can’t go into huge amounts of detail due to the nature of the project and as it’s a joint project with another company but I can say it is a self-harm awareness campaign, and that I am very passionate about this project. I’m telling you this for a number of reasons: Continue reading →
Timeless. That’s how you’d describe that place. Visit the bakers you used to go to around five years ago to see the two people who worked there STILL working there. Maybe they own the place, you’d hope so anyway. You grab a bavarian slice, the ones you used to love and sit on a bench happily eating it, recalling one of the few happy memories of your childhood.
As you sit you observe. You observe the residents of this down and out town. The people are all the same. You walk down the high street and see faces you recognise from when you unfortunately had to live there…for the first eighteen years of your life. Luckily you escaped the town though, the bad memories, you went on to great things knowing that you escaped the embrace of that town. That time. Continue reading →
This piece revolves around one woman called Anita who has a story to tell. My role in editing this piece was to comb through for spelling and grammatical mistakes and “storyfi” the bits outside of the dialogue (which are true quotes from Anita). I did this by going through what had already been written and rejigging it a bit. Here is the final piece.
“I answered your ad, because…well, because I agree. It is true I think, that we all, everyone has a story to tell. A story no matter how small they think it is, a story that will help others, and yes I guess on some level I also wanted to put something back, do something inspirational, but I think most of all it just feels like the right time to tell someone my story, to leave my stamp on the world, make my mark.” Continue reading →
Blackpool’s music scene has really developed over the years.
As a spotty teenagers I used to go to gigs in a town called Bispham, just on the outskirts of Blackpool to listen to a band called Fish Without Water, and when I say listen to a band called Fish Without Water, what I really mean is to get pissed. Continue reading →