Please could adults sit further back...?

Please could adults sit further back...?

21 August 2014

In the last couple of weeks, I have attended a great many children's shows with my daughter, because I have been writing reviews...

Post a Heart for Harry on 24th August

Post a Heart for Harry on 24th August

18 August 2014

About a month ago, my strong and courageous friend Jen lost her bright and beautiful son Harry to GBM, an aggressive form of...

A poem I wrote

A poem I wrote

9 July 2014

I am no poet, but I have written hundreds of poems. They are not good, possibly even ludicrous, many of them over-emotional outpourings...

On the genderisation of toys

On the genderisation of toys

1 February 2014

First published on here for Bea Magazine in January 2014. I know that various writers have posted on Bea about the 'genderisation' of toys,...

Don't be afraid of the jam

Don't be afraid of the jam

1 December 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in November 2013. If you'd told me a year ago that I'd do consecutive Bea posts about crochet...

Crochet: A Love Story

Crochet: A Love Story

1 November 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in October 2013. If there's anyone out there that has read the majority of my posts for Bea,...

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Warning: this is about rape-justification and victim blaming

1 October 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in September 2013. --- My last two posts have been about the Edinburgh Festival; one was praising it loudly...

Misogyny at the Fringe - it's just not funny

Misogyny at the Fringe - it's just not funny

1 September 2013

with Ida Persson and Jen Nicholson, first published here for Bea Magazine in August 2013. I'm up at the Edinburgh Festival this month (as previously reported)...

Ever been to the Edinburgh Festival? Well, why not?

Ever been to the Edinburgh Festival? Well, why not?

1 August 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in July 2013. You know, when my thoughts turn to writing my monthly post for Bea, I usually...

It's not easy, being hated

It's not easy, being hated

1 July 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in June 2013. I'm sorry to be slightly emotional about this, but I've had a very busy and...

Revisiting Anne

Revisiting Anne

1 June 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in May 2013. When I was a small child, I was an avid reader. I still am, I...

Don't Be Such A Girl

Don't Be Such A Girl

1 May 2013

First published here for Bea Magazine in April 2013. A couple of months ago, I did a post on here that was about school...

Is there a right diet for you...?

Is there a right diet for you...?

29 April 2013

First published here, for Bea Magazine, in March 2013. Before I say anything else, I'd like to make it clear that I'm not talking...

If boys struggle to learn from women... then why?

If boys struggle to learn from women... then why?

1 March 2013

This post was first published in Bea Magazine on 24 Feb 2013. When my daughter started at the primary school she currently attends, I...

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Can we change this culture of bullying?

1 February 2013

Originally published here for Bea Magazine on 24 January 2013. This week I've witnessed some things I'd rather not have witnessed, read words I'd rather not have...

The spirit of Christmas

The spirit of Christmas

26 December 2012

Originally published here for Bea Magazine on 24 December 2012. Now, you may scoff, but I believe in the magic of this season. And I may...