Ok so this week’s rose and thorn are two halves of one story.

It’s my birthday weekend and me and a friend are exploring the Cotswolds. That’s the rose, it’s stunningly beautiful here (not as nice as the north…just sayin). But after what feels like the longest winter on record, it’s amazing to be free and getting out and about. We even sat outside, actual outside, on Saturday.

Now to the thorn. This is posh overload and it’s a bit sobering to know you’re probably the most common person in a fair sized radius. It’s hard to believe it’s the same country. I’m loving the discovery of a new area but I’ll be glad to get back to the North, let’s keep this shit real folks