A couple of days ago, I read an article about raising girls “9 Things I Wish I’d Known About Raising  a Girl“.  I was interested in reading it, wondering if I would find any of the surprises I’ve found in raising a daughter that has been different to[…]

Turbo power for women   This was the strapline for a vacuum cleaner in the 1950s. Of course, such blatant sexism wouldn’t happen in advertising these days would it? Hmn. Except of course that the majority of adverts promoting anything to do with housework are aimed at women[…]

You may or may not have heard that the The Sun “newspaper” is planning on sending out around 22 million free newspapers on Thursday. Your local postie will deliver your copy direct to your door. How thoughtful. If you live in a Liverpool postcode area you won’t get one[…]

Bean rang me from his holiday in Norfolk the other night to tell me what he’d been up to. Plum is enjoying her holiday and doesn’t seem to be missing us at all. I’m glad she’s having fun. In the midst of all the excited tales of treasure[…]

The other day I was drawn into a Twitter argument. Now, I don’t often get the opportunity to engage in conversation on Twitter, there’s usually so much going on here. However, having just got back from conference and having been reminded of the importance of being engaged with[…]

A-Z Challenge letter: G – Grayling     Towards the end of last month, I read an article on Politics.co.uk about Justice Secretary Chris Grayling’s decision to ban prisoners have books sent in from “outside”. Any book. Any prisoner. There have been many rule changes made regarding prisoners recently,[…]