whoever you want to be…

TV Style Icons: Girl, Interrupted

If you haven’t watched Girl, Interrupted, then I suggest you do that, as soon as you’ve read this post. I won’t post spoilers, but it really is worth a watch, … Continue reading

April 14, 2013

A New Sense of Community

One of the things I really like about the internet is the opportunities it gives me.  But more specifically I liked the opportunities it gives me for support, community and … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Arsenal and England’s Alex Scott talks about cups, championships and girls’ football

Alex Scott could be forgiven for being a bit bewildered when we speak. It’s the morning after a devastating FA Cup win for her team Arsenal, who knocked holders Birmingham … Continue reading

April 10, 2013


If you’re in the UK this week, it would be hard to miss the fact that Margaret Thatcher died this week. I’m not going to get into writing about her … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 9 Comments

Holding Back The Years?

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan (1921-2006) I’ve been thinking a lot about age recently. I guess that’s what happens when you … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

Record-breaking Rachel Yankey becomes most capped England footballer

Arsenal midfielder Rachel Yankey made history on Sunday when she made her 125th appearance for England in a 1-0 win against Canada. That makes her the most capped England outfield … Continue reading

April 9, 2013

Vocational Travel: Nursing in Tanzania, an Interview with Jenny Schimak

Jenny Schimak, a long-time, online friend of mine is a (mature-aged, I’m sure she won’t mind that description) student nurse from Queensland, Australia. Last Christmas, Jenny spent time on a … Continue reading

April 8, 2013

Don’t hate me because I’m not pretty…

I’ve been thinking a lot about the way the media demonises people recently. Of course there’s been the hideous furore surrounding the crass headline-generating tosh about the Philpotts, which has … Continue reading

April 7, 2013

Little moments that mean a lot

I have a ridiculous memory. I can remember daft things from years ago that make me laugh or cringe or cry. This is both a blessing and a curse. The … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Working Women: Cheryl Hewitt

Who are you and what do you do? Cheryl Hewitt – Owner of The Furry Godmothers – an animal care service in Liverpool that provides dog walking, pet sitting, feeding … Continue reading

April 3, 2013

The future is UP

When Jack was new to us and we began exploring the world of the child with Down Syndrome, the future seemed a far off, distant place. We were worrying about … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment
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