Who Will They Idolise?

Go into any newsagent or supermarket these days and you will see a whole host of magazines on the shelves. And there seem to be progressively more of the ‘entertainment’ type magazines; Heat, Now, Reveal, Star, New to name just a few. And this is great – we all want to be entertained and they … [Read more…]

Fab Friday Post #107

We’re back! Welcome to Fab Friday Linky number 107! I’m thrilled to be co-hosting again with Su from Ethan N Evelyn So come and share your posts with us today! Please grab our badge at the side bar on Su’s home page and add it to your html page on your blog post. This linky is an open … [Read more…]

I’ve Been a Pregnant Woman Twice – Don’t Take That Away From Me

So on Monday, I read on The Express website that “the Government has said the term “pregnant woman” should not be used in a United Nations treaty because it “excludes” transgender people”. The Guardian however, reported that the UK Government, whilst lobbying for the rights of transgender people in the treaty, did not object to … [Read more…]

Sweet and Sticky Spicy Paneer

Paneer cheese: I first discovered this about a year ago when I went to a work party and a friend had cooked it in this amazing sauce! Since then I have always looked out for it on menus and in supermarkets but it has never tasted the same as at that party. But the other … [Read more…]

You Can Stand Under My Umbrella

Today is World Mental Health Day. It aims to raise awareness of an illness as debilitating as a physical one but so often overlooked and regarded as ‘a choice’. I have extremely close friends who have suffered from depression, anxiety, post natal depression, OCD, panic attacks. I have felt some of these things before too … [Read more…]

When It’s OK To Cancel

Last weekend I cancelled two sets of plans I’d made. I’d planned to have dinner with my sister and afternoon tea with my best friends. And I cancelled both. I’d had a really emotionally draining week at work and I just couldn’t face going out. I wanted to stay in my house, watch Strictly Come … [Read more…]