whoever you want to be…

The Travel Bug: Beware its bite…

Once you’ve been bitten there’s no escape; the Travel Bug will never leave your system. It may lie dormant for long periods of time (a bit like herpes only less … Continue reading

August 29, 2013

Simple suppers – the veggy way

Quick and simple is sometimes the order of the day with food. It’s great to be able to spend a few hours, or even longer, preparing a lovely meal, maybe … Continue reading

August 29, 2013

Blackberry Bonanza

The bramble bush at the bottom of our garden is running rampant at the moment, its branches heavily laden with glossy, sweet blackberries. My husband picked so many the other … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Am I right?

Oh, that rhetorical question. I’m a big believer in “napkin presentations”. The simple (but profound) idea you can present to someone with only the aid of a napkin, a pen, … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 8 Comments

Misogyny at the Fringe – it’s just not funny

with Ida Persson and Jen Nicholson I’m up at the Edinburgh Festival this month (as previously reported) because, in August that’s where I usually am, being the editor of ThreeWeeks, … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Nappy Ever After: Our First Festival

On Sunday, we took Tweetie Junior to his first festival. It wasn’t V Fest, though – it was Lollibop, in the Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. Billed as ‘The Big Bash … Continue reading

August 22, 2013

Soaking up summer

I’m writing this while shielding my eyes from the bright light, tempted to go back outside to do just a little more reading In The Sun. This has been one … Continue reading

August 20, 2013

“I’m going to…” Or awareness on Facebook

I’m going to Australia for 25 months. Ok, so I’m sadly not going to Australia. But apparently if I want to help raise awareness of breast cancer I should post … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

National Day Celebrations: How do you do yours?

We just celebrated Swiss Day in Switzerland (well, duhh!). August 1st is Switzerland’s national celebration of all things Swiss. It marks the day in 1291 when an oath was sworn, … Continue reading

August 8, 2013

Inspiring Disabled People

Over the past few days there’s been a lot of talk online about inspiring women. Looking at the discussions has been very interesting. At the same time I wondered “where … Continue reading

August 6, 2013

School is cool but homeschooler!!

Get it? Home is cooler? Homeschooler? Meh, it was tenuous at best! These days homeschooling is gaining in popularity as more and more people choose to keep their children out … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 1 Comment
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