From now on this is my politics free place

I don’t know if it was ever a conscientious decision to make my social media accounts happy places, to say out loud “this is my politics free place” but as I think about the direction I want my blog and accounts to go in it feels like the right decision. When I wrote an apology letter to my children after the Brexit result (you can read it here: Dear Kids, I

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You’re fat because you eat too much

“You’re fat because you eat too much” is a direct quote from an article Michael Buerk has published this week.    He went on to say that essentially we should give fat people the facts and then let them die, thereby saving the NHS money.   The NHS is buckling under the weight of obese people and that they are reason it’s in the current dire financial state    

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Dear Meghan

Dear Meghan May I call you Meghan?  I feel I can because I have followed you since I first watched you in Suits.   I might have even done a proper high five into the air when you told Mike exactly how things worked in the officers of Spector Litt (or whichever incarnation of the name was on the door when the series started.  There have been so many changes,

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A letter to the 30 year old me

I did this a few years ago when I wrote the 16 year old me, and since I just turned 45 I thought it might be interesting to think about where my life was half way between then and now and write a letter to the 30 year old me.   It seems so long ago but was sort of the beginning of the end of one part of my life.

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Ranty Friday – Being a big fat failure

Ranty Friday this week is about being a big fat failure Yep.  That is what I am. Apparently. Not what I think.  But what I think is irrelevant.   We all need to believe what Samantha Brick has been spouting again this week.   And that is that all “fat women are failures”.  Fat can’t be beautiful and if you are fat you are failure.  Employers shouldn’t employ fat people, fat people

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