whoever you want to be…

Gone Offline…

I’d like to begin this month’s post with an enormous (and here I shall justifiably use capital letters) THANK YOU. Why? Because my commitment to writing it has thrown me … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Time for Tea

I love a cup of tea, and so apparently do the designers of these things I want to fling all my money at. Behold: TEAPOT CARDIGAN OF JOY AND DELIGHT. … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

What do you do when nothing you try seems to work?

What do you do when everything you try somehow doesn’t work. Do you persevere and get increasingly tired and down or try something different? While changing our approaches can be … Continue reading

February 21, 2014

We can be heroes?

I had an interesting conversation with someone recently about heroes. First, I must admit that I love a good hero story. Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, all of the … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Paying it Forward (or, er, not…)

Last week I saw a status on Facebook about the Pay-it-Forward initiative, whereby the poster of the status agrees to do something nice for the first five people to respond … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · 4 Comments

Winter Skin Saviours

Winter is not kind to skin. Mine is sensitive, dry and dehydrated (they are not the same thing, apparently), prone to redness and breaking out in scaly patches when temperatures … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

On the genderisation of toys

I know that various writers have posted on Bea about the ‘genderisation’ of toys, but the reason I want to bring this up again is because 1) I was talking … Continue reading

January 24, 2014

The Wheel of Wellbeing

Last week someone at work made me cry. I don’t normally let emotion get the better of me in the workplace, but this particular exchange sent me over the edge … Continue reading

December 1, 2013

What do we teach small children about consent?

Last night, my daughter asked me to snuggle in with her under her duvet to sing her a bedtime song. I obliged, and gently tickled her feet. “No! No more … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 8 Comments

Don’t be afraid of the jam

If you’d told me a year ago that I’d do consecutive Bea posts about crochet then jam I’m have told you that you were crazy. I’m not really the sort … Continue reading

November 24, 2013

Be a Hero

Tonight is Children in Need. It’s a yearly event that has run for over 30 years here in the UK with the aim of raising money for organisations which help … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments
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