I was supposed to be writing a marketing strategy but life got in the way…

Just spent an hour tracking down the pesky varmints who held up Barbie's bank. She was not having any of that. She and Jessie formed a round up gang and tracked the criminals down to the disused mine shaft. They arrested Telly the Fisher Price rotary phone and Bad Cat but some of the gang … Continue reading I was supposed to be writing a marketing strategy but life got in the way…

How we rewrote the bible’s patriarchal bias today…

While checking her Fisher Price Little People (yes, it's a transparently pushy mention - but these little buggers are expensive) toys yesterday, A discovered that Noah had forgotten the 'two by two' bit of the story in some instances and decided that he was unable to cope with his leadership responsibilities - also that he was … Continue reading How we rewrote the bible’s patriarchal bias today…

Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

Yesterday I wrote a Facebook post where I said "It's Yom HaShoah / יום השואה and it's monumentally sad to me this year. It feels futile to fight at the moment.".  I've spent today with my eldest daughter - spoiling her on the last day of her school holiday. It was wonderful - we went to my business … Continue reading Let me tell you a story – no, let me give you a warning…

One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

Have you planned your Mother's Day celebrations? If not, good luck trying to get that reservation. Do something that I rarely advise and take the advice of Miss Vogue and buy your mother a luxurious present that isn't related to you or the kitchen. I also have a few little tips that will earn you … Continue reading One week until Mother’s Day – get your shizz together, please, everybody…

I am proud of myself today…

Today my eldest daughter learned about gender stereotypes - using toys as an example - during her school's morning assembly. I would like to think that this email (that I sent to her teacher last week) had some influence on that content. I highly doubt it - but I'm proud that I stood up for … Continue reading I am proud of myself today…

7 facts about me for Me Monday…

This post went live on February 15th, 2015. Regular reader - and contributor - Katy Scrivener, asked me to do the 7 Facts Nobody Knows About Me thing. Thanks very much. No, really - I do love talking about myself so. Unfortunately, I rarely have anything very interesting to say - about my present life. … Continue reading 7 facts about me for Me Monday…

Throwback Thursday: It doesn’t have to be good – but it has to make you happy…

Editor's note: this post first appeared on August 15th, 2015. It's pertinent today as I bid farewell to my daughters tomorrow. They are off on holiday to the Bahamas with their father for his brother's wedding. I will miss them like crazy. "If you work in a digital media role you never escape the office. I … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: It doesn’t have to be good – but it has to make you happy…

Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

I hate Mondays . I had grand plans once for a long post all about how to have the perfect Monday - as much as that is possible, anyway - but things got in the way...things like slow Sundays and bloody Mondays. Anyway, I'm.rethinking and going for pragmatic new solutions. I think bitesize works well. … Continue reading Monday morning tutorial #1: the cafetière – or the perfect, slow start to my day…

Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits 

After 41 years I have finally made gingerbread biscuits that pass muster. Allow me to impart my wisdom, dear friends.... Ingredients- 2 cups / 8oz / 225g plain flour; 2 heaped teaspoons dried ginger; 1 level teaspoon dried cinnamon; 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice; 1 level teaspoon dried nutmeg; 1 quarter teaspoon bicarbonate of soda … Continue reading Christmas Eve Eve Gingerbread biscuits