Support Local?

September 5, 2019
As a self-confessed champion of my town, I am the first to encourage residents and visitors alike to support local. When I say “local”, I mean things created by people who live in my community, for my community. It’s...

3 Years of It’s Character Building

August 25, 2019
Three years ago, something compelled me to set up a blog and start writing. I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t even really know what a blog was, I just knew I needed to do something...
new year

New Year, New Measurement

December 30, 2018
It’s at about this time of year when I start thinking back but also daring to imagine the next 12 months. Really, New Year is nothing more than a socially constructed moment in time. In fact, time as we...
pansexuality

What is pansexuality?

October 24, 2018
Ok, so I’m going to throw it out there right off the bat. Pansexuality isn’t a sexual attraction to a Tefal pot and pan set. (Or any other brand of pots and pans for that matter). I know, it’s...
writing

How Ed Sheeran’s Mentors Helped Me Write Again

August 26, 2018
Holy shit balls, It’s Character Building is two years old! I write from a Quaker retreat. Nope, I’ve not dropped out of normal life and joined the movement, rather I’m at a songwriting retreat led by my favourite musicians...
confidence

Maybe there is nothing else to say?

July 11, 2018
Writing something meaningful every week gets hard. It brings about a mini crisis of confidence every time I put hands to keyboard. After 62 published blog posts for It’s Character Building, as well as a fuck tonne for other...
gender

Here she goes again: The Gender debate

July 4, 2018
Gender identity and equality have been raising their ugly heads again lately so I feel compelled to revisit the subject. I recently bought a necklace that displays the word “Feminist”. It’s one of those dainty gold appearance, handwritten-type necklaces....
birthday balloons

It’s My Birthday

June 20, 2018
It’s my birthday! Well, it’s not QUITE yet. It’s my birthday tomorrow. I’ll be 35 but if I’m honest, on many levels, I still feel 24. According to checkout workers and bar staff alike, I still LOOK 24 also....