On the knocker: first time experience on the doorstep

On the knocker: first time experience on the doorstep

It's the one thing about which I've always thought "not a chance". The idea of knocking on doors asking people to vote, filled me with dread. Mainly because, I hate it when people knock on my door unexpectedly. If I'm not expecting a delivery from Sizzlas then it can...

Caroline Lucas and the All Female Cabinet

Caroline Lucas and the All Female Cabinet

This week Green MP, Caroline Lucas, made a rather unpopular suggestion of creating an all female cabinet of cross party MPs to prevent a no deal Brexit. To say it fell flat is an understatement. I've had a couple of discussions on social media about this...

Proud to support Liverpool Pride

Proud to support Liverpool Pride

Bit of a cliched title, but last weekend I took part in my first Pride march. To be clear, I fully support everything Pride stands for, but I have something of a fear of crowds so I’ve always avoided anything that attracts large gatherings; I’ve...

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

There's been some shocking revelations this week about the number of people who either don't know or don't believe that the Holocaust happened. While this is disturbing to say the least, because if you don't believe that something this awful...

The importance of finding your people.

The importance of finding your people.

We all have people we're close to. Siblings, cousins, friends. We might have friends we've known for so long they've become family. But despite the close connection we might not necessarily have much in common in terms of hobbies and interests. I love my sister and my...

A New Year, A New Me.

A New Year, A New Me.

We're already 8 days into the new year but I finally know what I want to do differently this year: I want to be visible. I want to stop worrying about what other people think of me, to the point where I don't raise my head above the parapet. I...

Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

I seem to recall hearing that when I was younger and rolling my eyes dramatically. But today, in a world where everything happens at the touch of a button, maybe we could all do with strengthening our patience. Gone are the days when you would wait 14 days for...

Tripawd Moggins

Tripawd Moggins

Like many crazy cat ladies, I am the proud owner of two cats. Well no, that's not entirely true - I am merely fortunate to be living with the human that two cats selected to be their human slave carer. Today we took our youngest cat, Dexter, to have a front...

The Unelectable Corbyn

The Unelectable Corbyn

Don't let my title fool you. I love Jeremy Corbyn. The media has been biased against Jeremy Corbyn, yet despite that, the Labour Party membership has grown to become the largest party in Western Europe. More than 300,000 members voted him as labour leader this week,...

House Wars: A New Hope

House Wars: A New Hope

Perhaps the one good thing to come out of the referendum is that people are waking up to the idea that there seems to be a lot of corruption and bad decisions being covered up. There’s a lot of lies being told and we’ve had enough.

Why I stopped watching Big Brother as soon as #CBBChristopher left

Why I stopped watching Big Brother as soon as #CBBChristopher left

Reality TV gives us permission to spy on people and, let’s be honest, we don’t twitch the curtains for the nice thoughtful neighbour who cleans up after himself. But hear a blazing row or the sound of glass smashing and we’re muting the TV and leaping towards the window to see what’s going on. I’d rather watch a week scripted film or TV drama and let people mind their own business.

TV editing and Why People Deserve A Second Chance

TV editing and Why People Deserve A Second Chance

With rumours that Steph’s boyfriend, Sam, might enter the house, is her illicit romance with Jeremy just an orchestrated act, planned by Big Brother with the consent of all involved “to make good telly”?
And is Christopher Maloney really that nice?

How are you feeling today?

How are you feeling today?

Mental Health is often misunderstood, whether it’s stress, sleepless night, panic attacks, we’ll probably all experience some kind of mental ill-health at some point in our life time. Here’s my (limited) experience.

Being an Aunty

Being an Aunty

My sister has always been very close to our Aunty. She talked to her about boys and things that she didn’t want to talk to mum about. When my time came round, my sister filled that same role perfectly for me. And I vowed that I would be around to do the same for my niece.

A day in the life of a crazy cat lady

A day in the life of a crazy cat lady

Following on from my recent post about my attitude towards having children, I wanted to describe what it’s like having a cat. In my mind, it’s seems pretty similar to having children, although I’m probably hugely underestimating the effort and joy of parenting, after all, I only hear stories, I’ve never experienced it. So I’m going to recount my experience of living with cats and you can tell me if there are any crossovers…