Monthly Archives: April 2015

On being called a liar

What annoys me … … is being called a liar. Three examples. Number One We’d just moved into our new house in the UK. By new, I mean the next one, it was actually 1930s. The next day, seriously, the … Continue reading

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Things that puzzle me

In no particular order: 1) Why do people have comment moderation for blogs about cookery, books, photography and other presumably inoffensive subjects? I can’t work out whether it is paranoia, over-inflated sense of self-importance or some strange form of blog … Continue reading

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Just an everyday in a sexist life

It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not sexist, racist, disablist, fattist, ageist’ etc. But what happens when someone challenges that? None of us like being challenged so the automatic response is ‘Oh, no, I’m not’. Except, how do we know? Ruth … Continue reading

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Just another ripping post into women …

Who couldn’t get excited about going to university? Leaving home for a whole new life. (Well, not quite, but more on that later.) Meeting really clever people, wondering if I would make the intellectual mark? (That was another delusion. Everyone … Continue reading

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Fifty shades of … Vanilla Cinderella

It doesn’t matter how you look at it, but the Cinderella myth is going strong. For my purposes I’m doing the easy version, no Jung, Freud, nada. Poor girl meets rich prince, disaster intervenes but then they end up happily … Continue reading

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