whoever you want to be…

Trainers even a heels lover loves

Wedge trainers are everywhere. And like them or not, I’m going to bet money they are here to stay. Why? Because they are just so darn comfortable. I’m a heels … Continue reading

February 28, 2013

“They’ve moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married…

…but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn’t bind up as much, and I kept the staples for … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Magical Prague

I am writing this post from a restaurant near the old town square in Prague called the Red Peacock. Tucked away down a quiet backstreet near the chocolate museum it … Continue reading

February 26, 2013

The Closer and The Killing: Two different female detectives, two different disappointing downfalls

Caveat reader: Contains huge spoilers for the last season of The Closer and the whole of Forbrydelsen/The Killing. As I’ve written before, from the first moment I saw Deputy Chief … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

If boys struggle to learn from women… then why?

When my daughter started at the primary school she currently attends, I noted that not a single staff member was male. I was aware that primary teaching is an area … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 8 Comments

No Horse Please, I’m Vegetarian.

As a vegetarian you might think I have spent the past few weeks feeling very smug. Horsemeat in your burgers? Not going to cause me any issues thanks. But no, … Continue reading

February 22, 2013

Nappy Ever After: “Books? Isn’t He A Bit Young For Those?”

I gave my little boy his first book when he was about two weeks old. OK, it had bold black and white illustrations and wasn’t big on plot but it … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Oh the shame… (the delightful Brené Brown)

The ‘shame and vulnerability researcher’ and author of the delightful The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown, can be seen giving some delightful Ted Talks (http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html might become your gateway video … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

What I learned from my dad.

Working in psychology can be incredibly joy-filled and, at times, utterly gut-wrenching. It’s a challenging line of work, the business of “changing people”. Actually, I often say to my clients … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 14 Comments

Disability and the Reeva Steenkamp murder

Last summer’s Paralympic Games brought disability sport into the public eye in a new way. The one athlete who probably had the most impact on the public is Oscar Pistorius … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

From Burn Out To Brilliant

What a difference a month can make. Thankfully. Because when I wrote for Bea last month, I was a little bit broken, a little bit spent, or as I described … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

TV Style Icons: Dot Cotton

Eastenders is home to many memorable characters, and few so well loved as Dot Cotton. Poor old Dot has been through it all over the years, but that’s for the … Continue reading

February 14, 2013
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