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

£3750.

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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