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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Giftmas

Anybody who knows me will know I love Winter. I love the early nights, the twinkly lights, I love the excuse to wrap up warm. I love the abundance of warming spices and biscuity candles, I love the seasonal drinks at Starbucks, and I love Christmas. Christmas is such a magical time for many and… Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Giftmas

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Genderless Children (And The Philosopher’s Stone)

We've all seen those hideous baby videos of expectant parents bursting balloons / cutting into cakes / firing guns (yes, really - just take a look at Etsy). Blue frosting is boy, pink frosting is girl, but take a moment and think about what those gender-reveals are saying. Picture it (Sicily, 1922). The balloon bursts.… Continue reading Genderless Children (And The Philosopher’s Stone)

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A Right Anti-Social Old Scrotum

I have a form of social anxiety. The effects of which depend on my mood, the events of the day, and of course how far the Moon is up Uranus (careful - I'll do the jokes). For years this has been crippling and has, at times, cause me some real distress; it was easily a… Continue reading A Right Anti-Social Old Scrotum

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World Mental Health Day 2018

Hi, my name is Gregory and I have anxiety. Today is World Mental Health Day, or Mental Health Awareness Day. Either way it's a day I fully appreciate. As time goes by there is more and more awareness and education about Mental Health issues and that can only be a good thing. The more people… Continue reading World Mental Health Day 2018

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#Haikuesday

Every Tuesday I try my best to post Haikus on Twitter using #Haikuesday (follow me @TheGregLawrence!). I find they're a good way to get creative in short bursts when I'm finding writing difficult. Here are a few I've posted. Enjoy! --- Time comes without fail; Bearing the warmest hug to Relieve you of grief. ---… Continue reading #Haikuesday

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A Single Tear At A Wedding

A little while ago I entered this monologue into an online competition (250 word limit; subject: Love Letters) and was chosen as a finalist! I didn't win, but I'm very proud that my first monologue was acknowledged and even chosen to be performed by two people! Check it out, and let me know what you… Continue reading A Single Tear At A Wedding

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One good turn deserves another.

Like the rest of the country (and no doubt people throughout the world) this week I have been reading about the story of Luke Cameron. Mr Cameron (@lopwert on Twitter) is the young man who, throughout the year of 2014, has been doing a good deed every day - and blogging about it. His 365-day… Continue reading One good turn deserves another.