THE BLOG

I write about life, fashion, feminism, philosophy, politics, gym terror, and shoes. This may not be a comprehensive list...

May 3, 2018

Picture the scene: I'm outside a tube station I've never been to before. The air is chilly; a chap is handing out leaflets, squinting into the wind. Under a nearby bridge a band is playing, and people are coming and going in the usual Sunday manner - with coffee, plant...

October 20, 2017

Today, Taylor Swift dropped her latest track, 'Gorgeous', and so far it seems to have the fans raving. I'm not a big T-Swift follower but I really enjoyed the 1989 album, so I thought I'd check it out. By the end of the first verse, I was feeling slightly perturbed. By...

October 8, 2017

I get it in the neck sometimes for being so active on social media. Like I don't have any concept of privacy, or I'm asking to be accosted by weirdos. If someone invades my personal life, that's my problem for being so open, right?

It's a tricky one.

On the one hand, we...

November 9, 2016

My title for this blog is sappy, I know, but it's the best summary of humanity and my approach to life that I can possibly come up with. I firmly believe that is exactly what we all are: people in need of love. And not just the romantic kind. I mean brother-to-brother,...

December 12, 2015

Let it first be known, I am not at all the Grinch. When it hits December 1st I will already have the lights out ready to go up, and have been singing carols for several weeks (possibly irritating neighbours and my husband). If there's a choir to be joined I will be in...

December 8, 2015

Five feet, eight and a half inches.

44-35-46.

Twenty-seven years, six months, two days.

Seven.

Fourteen stone and two pounds.

132.

These are all measurements that belong to me -

But they are not me.

They don't define who I am.

They are not a limit.

They are numerical values, not...

November 24, 2015

I love a good story. Adventure; the unknown; peril; heroic deeds to save the day - and of course, beasts and terrors. You know the old stylised map illustrations that came with those types of stories, with islands and rocky capes and unexplored territory. In the truly...

June 26, 2015

A while ago I wrote a post under the title 'The Real Me', in which I posited that I wanted to lead what I guess I would term a more authentic or honest life. I also discussed how easy it is to even subconsciously create a public image/personality, and how we structure...