sarahmint asked: Why the title "americagiveup" with a bunch of cameras in the background? I suggest traveling the world a little bit because I get the impression you are a little afraid of being American. I hope I'm wrong.

I am not American.

Anonymous asked: I miss you! I was going through people that I follow on tumbr and I rediscovered yours. I hope that life is treating you well. I hope that you have learnt to be content with yourself and have realised your self worth. You're a great guy with a good heart and anyone is lucky to have you in their life. :)

Thank you. Things are going pretty well.

I’m currently spending time decorating an annexe on a farm to move into with my girlfriend, two dogs and a one-eyed cat. Car boot sales are being thoroughly raided.

I feel calmer than I used to. More content and laidback. Less angsty. A lot of people I really needed when I was at my lowest weren’t there for me, and looking back it was possibly the best and worst thing to happen to me. I certainly feel like life took a fork in the road.

As it is now, I rarely spend time in the company of anyone other than my girlfriend. I feel loved though, and not judged. It’s how I like it best.

The coffee isn’t even bitter, and therein lies the problem.

Valleys drop, mountains rise
Lift your head, brave the skies
All of the forgotten names
Lakes are forming on the pockets of your brain

And there in the distant glow
A shadow on shadow
At once so strong and weak
In the sunken lines they speak

You think it’s gone, my friend
But it comes back again.

That is why no amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party that inflicted those bitter experiences on me. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin. They condemned millions of first-class people to semi-starvation. Now the Tories are pouring out money in propaganda of all sorts and are hoping by this organised sustained mass suggestion to eradicate from our minds all memory of what we went through. But, I warn you young men and women, do not listen to what they are saying now. Do not listen to the seductions of Lord Woolton. He is a very good salesman. If you are selling shoddy stuff you have to be a good salesman. But I warn you they have not changed, or if they have they are slightly worse than they were.