whoever you want to be…

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

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

Ever been to the Edinburgh Festival? Well, why not?

You know, when my thoughts turn to writing my monthly post for Bea, I usually have some feminist issue on my mind that I want to have a vaguely controlled … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

Travel through Television; My Five Favourite Travel Programmes I Can Watch Again and Again

OK, I love travelling. And I love television. If you can’t physically strap your worldly goods to your back and head off on an epic adventure, surely watching it while … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Creating sunshine memories

Even though it seems as if spring has only just sprung, today’s the longest day (in the northern hemisphere) of the year. Rather than weeping at the idea of them … Continue reading

June 21, 2013

Looking forward to a barbecue summer?

So we’ve had a lovely bank holiday and obviously we have a fantastic summer to look forward to. What? I can dream can’t I?! So we can’t guarantee the weather … Continue reading

May 29, 2013

Revisiting Anne

When I was a small child, I was an avid reader. I still am, I suppose. I read fewer books these days, because I am always getting distracted by compelling … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

House of Cards is an overhyped, overrated, patriarchal nightmare of a show (and I’m obsessed with it)

DANGER, WILL ROBINSON! This post contains spoilers. Enter at your own risk. Before I watched it, it seemed like everything I saw and heard about the Netflix remake of House … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

How to be a Woman: I’m a Feminist? by Hannah Hassack

Throughout my adult life, since I have been old enough to understand that the difference between men and women goes beyond whether you have a foo foo or a dinky, … Continue reading

March 17, 2013

Dresden: Living History

Dresden, a town in eastern Germany (formerly East Germany), lies on the river Elbe near the border with the Czech Republic. Famous for porcelain and its Semper Opera House, where … Continue reading

March 8, 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

Destination Weddings: Five Fantastic Places to Tell the World You’ll Love Him/Her For Evah!

The old ball & chain and I celebrated 22 years of wedded bliss on Wednesday. What with that, the great news from UK parliament voting in favour of a same-sex … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 3 Comments
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