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I suppose somebody has to do it

Last night – on a wide-ranging array of travels this week – I travelled out Oxford way to have dinner with my daughter and boyfriend who had not long returned from last weekend’s Singapore F1 Grand Prix. Having arrived with nearly two hours to kill because of a previous pub lunch engagement [...]

September 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

You said it, Michele

Spotted on the website of The Guardian today, this article by Michele Hanson on the downsides of growing old – THE GUARDIAN [...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Carefully, like porcupines? Probably …

Spotted today on the website of The Independent is this article by Jonathan Owen on a new scientific survey into the best lovemaking position(s) for men with bad backs – see here – SPOONING MAY NOT BE BEST Clearly, any advice upon the best ‘medical’ positions in which to have sex is of [...]

September 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Where are we going?

Without doubt female sexuality remains one of the most complex, varied and intriguing aspects of human society. For a century and a half Britain was happy to buy into a convenient Victorian-born myth that women were confined to the home until about 1890, courtesy of a public middle-class view that [...]

July 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

A study in movement

Despite having declared my brain a Commonwealth Games-free zone earlier this summer, yesterday – for want of anything more constructive to do – I switched to BBC1 and watched both the men’s and women’s triathlon events whilst simultaneously doing other things, e.g. flicking through the [...]

July 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

What if?

Princess Diana would have been 53 on July 1st and I found myself reflecting upon how little mention is made of a woman who so dominated the headlines in her life and what sort of legacy she left. Priness Kate would long ago have surpassed her as a cover photo but I suspect Diana, who failed her O [...]

July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s okay for some

I hadn’t personally noticed it, but apparently ‘the thinking classes’ are up in arms about the Daily Mail’s coverage of David Cameron’s recent Cabinet re-shuffle – specifically the fact that he axed a number of men, supposedly in order to promote women in their places for the express [...]

July 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

The perils of putting your head above the parapet

For the benefit of anyone who has been away from the UK on holiday, or otherwise rendered incapable of following media controversies, there has been a bit of a belter running within the sisterhood fraternity for the past week or so. Kirstie Allsopp – whose full range of reasons for being regarded [...]

June 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Getting our act together

We females are fully entitled to give men a whole lot of grief in our quest to be treated with respect but, as an old-fashioned feminist, I can sometimes also see the ironic and inconsistent side of our campaigning. No wonder men are left scratching their heads when – on the one hand [...]

May 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bush matters – a female perspective

Yesterday it was announced that Kate Bush’s first tour in thirty-five years later this summer – now amounting to 22 dates – had sold out in fifteen minutes. Naturally, despite my reservations about the entire project, I had my secretary go online ten minutes before the tickets went on sale [...]

March 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

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