whoever you want to be…

The FA’s plans to capitalise on the Olympic legacy for women’s football

After the exploits of  Team GB’s women’s football team caught the popular imagination this summer, the FA are keen to capitalise. As the Women’s Super League resumes and enters the … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

Spirituality in the Modern Age: Essential or Outdated?

Many would argue that the notion of ‘spirituality’ (which, for the sake of this article I will define as ‘finding enlightenment,’ but which less religiously-minded people might just as viably … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · 5 Comments

Can They Handle the Truth?

During our Sunday roast dinner recently my 5-year-old daughter suddenly piped up with ‘mummy why can’t you eat chicken?’ This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked so I answered … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 8 Comments

The other side of summer

Not the catchy Elvis Costello number, sadly – just the wrong side of the August bank holiday weekend.  I must apologise for the lack of a post last week!  I … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

How to save money

If you’ve not got any savings at the moment, you’re not alone. One in eight of us in the UK don’t have anything put away, according to research from National … Continue reading

August 28, 2012

Thai Coconut Chicken Salad

The inspiration for this recipe came from sharing a wonderfully vibrant salad with friends at Bambou a few weeks ago. I spent a few days idly thinking ooh, I must … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Summer love-in

I looked forward to the school summer holidays for weeks. Not just because the school run bores me far more than it should (I actually enjoy chatting with the boys … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

Frankie v. Debra, Roe v. Wade: Patricia Heaton’s two famous moms, and can you still be a feminist if you’re anti-abortion?

(2016 update: After reading this excellent Shakesville post about valid reasons straight women might change their name when they get married, I completely changed my mind on that issue. It’s … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 200 Comments

A Quacking Life: Six New Arrivals

It’s the school holidays, not even 7am, yet here I am, up and about. Why? Because I’m chicken obsessed that’s why. Every morning I put on a cardi over my … Continue reading

August 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Ending the tyranny of the mop bucket

As I threatened promised in my last post, I’m going to tell you all about my new steam cleaner. I’m not going to compare brands or list the specification but … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nappy Ever After – Does Having a Baby Make You Crazy?

Picture the scene: It’s three-thirty in the morning and I’m awake, feeding the baby for the fifth time since I went to bed. His eyelids flutter closed and I lower … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Delete those audible question marks and claim your authority

You know, the unspoken ones you end your sentences with even when you know you know far more about the topic than the person you now sound like you’re asking … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · 1 Comment
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