On the other side of it all


After a week of household sicknesses, sleepless nights, and the general requirement to press through a lot of drudgery when all I really wanted to do was sleep through it.

After not really liking the me I am when I'm covered in the stuff of life and perseverance, I finally find myself on the other side.  However long it takes, the other side usually comes right?

And this morning, on this side of it all, when I'm feeling spent but thankful, I hear the Voice in my heart whisper, 'I love you. I love the you you are when no one else is around. The gritted teeth you.  The you who left all performance in the dust because there was no space left for it in hands filled with the paraphernalia of Life'.


Perhaps you need to hear it too. If so here's something that's true every single day whether you feel it or not:

You are Beautiful.

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1. having beauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc; delighting the senses or mind.

2. excellent of its kind.



Photography: Cat Lane

You Are Beautiful


I woke up this morning and celebrated the release of my debut single by going to the gym for the first time in years and going raw vegan with the girls for the next few days 😅 I'm really living on the wild side!


You're Beautiful was one of the first songs I wrote following a particularly challenging wilderness period.  The freedom I stepped into on the other side of this dark time was marked by a new found kindness towards myself.

You're Beautiful, is a discourse on the predatory nature of fear, and the authority I found to push it back and believe in the uniqueness of my design.

The most overwhelming feeling in my heart today is gratitude. I'm grateful for this music that has passed through me to you. Grateful for the tough times, which have made this sweet moment sweeter. Grateful for all of you that have downloaded my song already. Wow! More than I had expected and it's only been a few hours!

I'm grateful for my family and friends. No man is an island, and today has been beautiful reminder of that.

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Throwback Thursday #2

'Rainy Nights', performed for Playstation London a few years ago.  I wrote this song as my ode to London. The London I love.  

Rainy nights in London town

Don't know if he's crying cos I'm looking at the ground

There's a sea of umbrellas floating away from me

A dusty chessboard in an old shop window

A red and white Cheshire on a high brick wall

There's a million faces in a million streets and me.


I LOVED writing this song! x

Throwback Thursday #1

This is a REAL throwback. All the way to 2007, and the launch of Truths and Tiny Tragedies. I was so nervous, not sure how I got the sound to come out of my mouth in a manner that didn't scare everyone away, but I'm grateful it did. Grateful for all the support that night. Grateful to share my recording to a sold out show. And grateful that all the hard work came together to create memories I'll cherish forever. 

As I look forward to future musical moments, and make plans to share new music, I'm thankful for my history. When faced with new challenges and daunting experiences, ones history becomes a great source of encouragement. Positive historical experiences say that if I've done it before, I can do it again.  

I'll be sharing more throwback Thursdays of the musical variety over the next few weeks, so please feel free to check back for more!