whoever you want to be…

The Wind That Shakes The Barley

My Most Significant Movie: The Wind That Shakes The Barley ( 2006) Screenplay by Paul Laverty Directed by: Ken Loach <Spoiler alert> It’s really difficult to pick just one film … Continue reading

September 22, 2016

Disney and Disabled

Recently artist AleXsandro Palombo created images of the usual disney princesses (including Snow White, Cinderella and Pocahontas) with disabilities. (image description: This is a picture of nine of the Disney … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

Tips for making every day a good day by belle365.co.uk

Some days you wake up and everything goes to plan; you catch the train on time, your meetings are productive, your inbox is cleared before lunch and you even find … Continue reading

July 1, 2013

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


Except it’s not “the web” so much as “Robyn’s bookmarked internet whimsy”; and it’s no longer Halloween. But hey, no one likes a pedant. Recently I saw two local children … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

A league of their own

We love films. Before we had kids we used have a weekly cinema club a bit like a book club. We’d go with the same group of friends every Monday … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nora Ephron: “Above all, be the heroine of your own life, not the victim.”

I wanted to write something about Nora Ephron yesterday, but I was too upset. I never met her, but I always thought that one day I would. I can’t believe … Continue reading

June 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Bea inspired: Beatrice Wood

I’d never heard of Beatrice Wood until earlier today when I saw her her photograph linked by Lisa Clark (one of our Bea contributors). Obviously her name – Bea – … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 6 Comments
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