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Claire North Posts

Not Talking Politics For A While

I have often used this blog to write about politics.  I consider it important to write about politics; it is the map that shapes the direction our country and society.  I haven’t written about politics […]

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The Hackney Half in September

Unsurprisingly, and not incorrectly, the Hackney Half has been delayed again, to September 26th 2021.  This was always pretty likely, and though I agree with the decision it does mean that I will have essentially […]

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So Much Editing 2020

It’s been a long pandemic.  Have I mentioned that?  It’s been a looonnnggg pandemic.   In April 2020, having had nothing to do, I finished writing Notes From The Burning Age, which I’d been working […]

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When All This Is Over

Here are some of the many, many things I dream of doing once all this is over, and everything is vaccine-central-tastic, in a rough order of least-demanding to most.   Hugs I wanna hug someone.  […]

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The 2020 (2021?) Hackney Half (Again)

There were a lot of storms between the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020.  Storm Clara, Storm Ciara, Storm… Caitlin – I know they didn’t all begin with ‘C’ owing to Met Office naming […]

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In Praise of… the Witchling’s Girl

Bias disclaimer: I have known the author of The Witchling’s Girl, Helena Coggan, since she was a teenager starting out in her writing adventures.  We met on a very wet day in a cafe in […]

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Christmas 2020

Today across the UK, offices and workshops are starting to close down for the Christmas break, and frankly I think we’re all ready for it.  To everyone about to go on holiday – and to […]

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Getting Through Being 2020 Fine

A wee while back I wrote a post about being fine in 2020.  It was an ode to how we’re basically fine but not fine but sorta fine only not really.  You can read that […]

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The 2020 Fine

It is a 2020 truth that if you’re not currently a) unemployed b) grieving a loved one or c) ill then what you are… is fine.   “How are you?” asks a friend over a […]

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In Praise of… How To Save A Planet (and Drilled)

Being an environmentalist has sucked for many years.   In the US, there has been (and he’s still clinging on – illegally) a rampantly corrupt climate-change denier running the show, and the entanglement between oil […]

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A Disappointed Leftie

Dear The Green Party,   Five years ago I wrote this:   https://www.clairenorth.com/claire-north-posts/2015/09/20/new-old-new-new-old-labour/   … in which I explained to the Green Party why I might be voting for Jeremy Corbyn in 2020.  Five years, […]

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The Team

Sometimes I get an email that goes, “I hope you or someone on your team sees this,” and I always smile, because in my mind it implies harried PAs organising my life as I lie […]

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