Category Archives: Ratty rants

Oh god, it’s so Black ….

You know, every now and again I stumble across something which makes me cringe, big time. Inside my olivey, untanned, so-called “White” skin, it makes my flesh creep. I recently joined a group that celebrated and shared memories of the … Continue reading

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Syllabub

March 2006. My home was a pretty desolate place. My marriage in ruins, we had lost the contract at work despite providing a consistently excellent service and I was staying with the company but changing jobs to a smaller contract … Continue reading

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Recovery

When I fall in love, I tend to do it fully, just as I do most things – properly or not at all. This leaves me with a bit of an issue now that my relationship has ended. I have … Continue reading

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How I ended up hallucinating all over London or Why I Hate, Detest and Loathe My Doctors

So there I was, starting a new job, having a cat rescue job scheduled for the weekend (collecting the most adorable kitty from Luton and bringing her across town to the nether regions of Kent) and started to feel unwell.  … Continue reading

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Dear Animal Activists …

… the correct response to a post on facebook about a case of animal abuse is not “oh the poor widdle doggie”. You speak lolspeak on a thread showing an abused animal, I want to kick you up the ass … Continue reading

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Opera singers have soft breasts and other weekend learnings …

Friday night I went out for drinks with J. He and I have been friends for a long time. Originally colleagues who worked on a project together (I took some of his staff over when they moved to my site), … Continue reading

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Killing sacred cows the vegan and vegetarian way …

I think we successfully slew a few sacred cows today … which is not bad for a bunch of vegans and vegetarians … Our usual, sadly now weekly, fur protest was going to be somewhat different in that we were … Continue reading

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How on earth do we cope?

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the constant litany of animal abuse that hits my email, my facebook and my phone. I get that some people don’t particularly like animals, would not have pets, I can understand that one.  I also … Continue reading

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Brian Haws, Clarence Clemons and other hard acts to follow

Being on the opposite side politically, racially or sexually to most of the people around you has got to be one of the hardest things to do. To remain morally sane when the world around you is not, to speak … Continue reading

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Twists of fate and nasty decisions

Life sometimes takes the most remarkable turns.  So much has happened in the last two weeks I have not had a chance to take a breath and think about it or process much of it, let alone write about it.  … Continue reading

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