Rotterdam Carnival

Friday I decided to "Ray Charles" the J’ouvert, conveniently called Stained because I don’t a stained outfit when I’m working with only hand luggage worth of clothes. So my Rotterdam carnival experience started on the Friday with the annual boat party ‘EXTASea’ at Parkhaven. EXTASea was the quintessential soca rave – it was sweaty, full … Continue reading Rotterdam Carnival

Solve Birthday Blues

I recently turned 23, which when all considered is an irrelevant year with that within the context of life is insignificant. Far from being a milestone and barring anything personally momentous occurring, over time it becomes muddled into the twenty somethings. I struggle with birthdays regardless of the number; the irony of celebrating your birth, … Continue reading Solve Birthday Blues

Why you being a dickhead for? Stop being a dickhead

So despite mental health awareness and acceptance increasing, the misconceptions and stigma behind mental health is still very much intact. I don't divulge my mental health issues freely and I'm semi functioning so most people I encounter aren't aware of my situation. I'm not open about my mental health for several reasons but one of … Continue reading Why you being a dickhead for? Stop being a dickhead

Why Do I Feel So Alone…?

I live in a frequent state of disassociation and escapism, so naturally a perpetual state of loneliness is expected. The lamentable and destitute state of the NHS and their subsequent failures in treating my ongoing mental illness, has entrapped me in a perennial state of isolation; I'm alone in my sorrow, alone in my pain … Continue reading Why Do I Feel So Alone…?

Berlin Carnival

As a self-confessed Bacchanalist, attendance to international carnivals is paramount to fulfilling my best life. Don't get me wrong I love Notting Hill Carnival, but sometimes fling up your batty on foreign "buddy".  I have a chronic urge to soak it to Soca in the sun, shot spirits and skin out to Spice. Luckily I … Continue reading Berlin Carnival