Chapter 38: Book Reviews – Marian Keyes, L.S. Popovich, Richard E. Grant, DID We Write and Terry Pratchett
Having found time to do some reading recently, I have written reviews of Again, Rachel?, The Arden, A Pocketful of Happiness, The Revelation and Guards! Guards! by the above authors. If you have read them, let me know what you think.
Chapter 24: Worst Meal Out Ever Follow-Up; England’s Euro 2020 Negativity; Second Book Finished; Arguer’s Debut E.P.
This latest update covers the fall-out from the review of my abysmal meal the other night and my irritation at the twining about England’s football team. I’ve also completed my second book, whilst my friend’s new band have some music out soon.
Lawes Reviews: Five TV Programmes
I've had a chance to watch a bit more television than usual recently. Here are my reviews of You, Manhunt: Unabomber, Behind Her Eyes, the Queen's Gambit and Peaky Blinders.
While the world was focused on WrestleMania, a far more prestigious event was taking place: Krazy Krusher versus Captain Chaos for the Circle Pit Championship. Here, we have a rundown of the contestants, as well as exclusive video footage of their titanic battle.
Chapter Fourteen: The Twins Drop Mentos In Diet Coke (With Video), How The Internet Sucks, The Outstanding Efforts Of Darren Todd and Jamie Carragher’s Strange Critique Of Alan Shearer
In this entry, I share a video we made with the kids where they dropped Mentos in Diet Coke. I then talk about the frustration of the modern internet, before highlighting a friend who has gone above and beyond this last year, then finishing by dismantling Carragher's argument that Aguero is better than Shearer.
Chapter Thirteen: Writing Talk, Therapeutic Societies, Lockdown Fatigue and Brief Film Reviews
This latest journal entry talks about the structure of my writing and some possibilities for the future. It touches on therapeutic societies and whether they are a good or bad thing, before discussing my lockdown fatigue. Finally, there are some short reviews of films I've seen recently.
Chapter Nine: Recent Writing Reflections, Mortgage Rejection Part Two, No Rammstein This Summer and AEW Thoughts From A Seven-Year-Old
This entry reflects on two recent entries in the LAWES Report, how my efforts to secure a mortgage have to be put on hold, how grateful I am to secure a refund for Rammstein, even though it means not seeing one of my favourite bands, and the continued joys of watching wrestling with my partner's son, who has some great insights into the action.
Chapter Six: Helping Children Grieve For Pets, A Six Year-Old Reviews AEW, University Update and Bizarre Google Search Terms
This chapter focuses on how my partner and I helped her six-year-old daughter with the grief of losing her pet cat. It also has my partner's son's thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, an update on my university issues and the strange search term that will get you to this site.
Chapter Five: the Defeat of Conor McGregor, Football Manager, the Joy of Skipping and OJ Simpson as the Terminator
My thoughts on Conor McGregor and where he goes after defeat to Dustin Poirier, how Football Manager should add a Director of Football Manager mode, how being silly made me smile and a random film fact that makes me laugh.
Chapter Four: Buying A New Laptop, Ongoing Uni Issues, Book Writing and Things I've Enjoyed
A bit of a stressful week this time, with buying a new laptop proving frustrating, and my issues with funding my university course still unresolved. Despite those major irritations, I have rediscovered my writing fire, while still finding time to enjoy things in life.
Chapter Three: Newcastle United, Steve Bruce, Joelinton, Website Updates and Call the Midwife
Steve Bruce's Newcastle are epitomised by his handling of Joelinton, with defeat at Sheffield United the final straw. The frustration that club makes me feel led to me updating this website, while Call the Midwife also lifted my mood with their wonderful portrayal of someone with Down's syndrome.
"One of the most insightful works I've read on mental health problems in men ... very well-written and a real page-turner. I would recommend it to anyone.
Dancing With Disorder
"It communicates a deep understanding of troubled individuals who suffer from the challenges of mental disorders ... Courageous, wise, humorous and thought-provoking ... an easy-to-read, surprising and subtly moving chronicle.
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