Category Archives: Issues

Issues that I feel are important and need to be discussed

Why I am a retired dating blogger

Undeniably one of the reasons I had to retire from blogging about my love life was the somewhat surprise arrival of a hairy (yet still adorable) little baby girl in autumn 2014. Having a baby out of wedlock, and anything … Continue reading

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The Day I Took Part in the BBC Radio 4 Listening Project

I am bringing myself out of self-imposed blogging exile to tell you about my experience in the BBC Radio 4 Listening Project booth earlier this week. The aim of the Listening Project is to capture conversations across Britain. Some will … Continue reading

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Retirement from blogging

Hello one and all, and thank you for putting up with my self-indulgent ramblings this week. I thought I should keep you up-to-date about what has been going on in my world before I take a temporary break from my … Continue reading

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Body confidence when pregnant

Snappy title there huh! As somebody who often blogs about ‘body confidence’ in the media, and my own problems with body confidence, being pregnant has been an interesting experience for me. When I say ‘interesting’ I don’t necessarily mean it … Continue reading

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Strong is the new sexy

There are a couple of new body confidence quotes doing the rounds that I like a lot. Please see the below – In the run up to the Commonwealth Games I was happy to hear young English weightlifter and beauty queen Sarah … Continue reading

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Why calling Frank Lampard ‘fat’ is farcical

I’ve heard it and you’ve probably heard it. The footballer Frank Lampard has been given the un-affectionate nickname ‘Fat Frank’. Please see the below photo of ‘Fat Frank’ and the next one and the next.   Does he look fat to you? … Continue reading

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Why can’t people be judged on their talent rather than their looks?

THIS WEEK there has a been a news story that has grabbed my attention. It involves the opera singer Tara Erraught  who has received criticism from reviewers in the Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Financial Times. The shocking,sickening, thing … Continue reading

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