whoever you want to be…

Would you like some psychotherapy with your Weetos?

In America having a therapist is considered as normal as having cereal for breakfast. But whilst there’s no denying the trend has crossed to our fair shores it doesn’t seem … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Eight legged freaks

Spiders. Yuk! There is no other word to use. Don’t bother crawling out of the woodwork (see what I did there?!) and telling me they are good for keeping the … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Animal print with a difference

Normally in my posts here on Bea I try to give some advice on what to wear. This isn’t one of them. I wouldn’t go so far as to say … Continue reading

October 28, 2012

Lazy-but-amazing lamb shank curry

  Autumn’s here, the nights are drawing in and I want to make and eat warming, comforting things – food blankets, if you will (not actual blankets, that would be weird. And … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Are pink toys bad for boys?

I talk to my sons about gender a lot, questioning stereotypes wherever we see them (which is, you know, pretty much everywhere). I let them choose their own clothes and … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 6 Comments

Bitches Be Cray: The Good, The Bad, and The Pretty Little Liars of Mental Health on TV. (Or: why I thought everyone had it wrong about Carrie on Homeland but now I’m not so sure)

Danger, Will Robinson: this post contains spoilers for season one/early season two of Homeland, plus mild spoilers for season three of Pretty Little Liars and season two of Revenge. Good … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 16 Comments

A Quacking Way of Life: Getting Organised

Looking after chickens during the autumn/winter period is bringing challenges and worries I hadn’t originally anticipated. I’ve not yet seen a fox around here but a neighbour says they do … Continue reading

October 24, 2012

Do you know what’s in your cupboards?

I’ve been a freelance writer for ages, but I also spent a few years running an online retail business. I learned a lot of things including basic accounting, that cash-flow … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

Nappy Ever After: Seems Kinda Rude…

A few months ago, Tweetie Junior and I were at a Baby Sensory class. It was a great little group – most of the babies had been there since they … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Boundary basics

I’ve been helping clients with assertiveness and setting and maintaining boundaries for over eight years. Even so, whenever I have to set boundaries and say clear ‘No!’s in my own … Continue reading

October 21, 2012

Review of the Advanced Clitoral Pump by Melissa MacFarlane

When I was given this product to review I actually laughed out loud, I have never seen anything like the Clitoral Pump before and wasn’t too sure whether it would be something … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 1 Comment


I have been having an interesting few weeks; and I use the term “interesting” in all its synonym glory. I have been affected, amused and concerned; diverted, engaged, engrossed and … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 16 Comments
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