No wonder we have a debt crisis

I applied for a credit card today, and on the form was asked my job: It’s no wonder there’s a global problem with debt if school-aged children can apply for credit.… read more →


Weird Dream of School ‘Chums’

And by chums I totally mean the assholes that tormented me for 5 years. I wasn’t a “popular kid” at school (I know you’re not surprised by this). I was different before it was cool to be different. Short boyish haircut, knackered old Doc Martins, purple tights and mismatched socks. I didn’t listen to the… read more →

I hate the media (breastfeeding in the press)

In January of this year, Mary Fewtrell & co published an opinion piece in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) questing the evidence behind the WHO’s recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding until 6 months. This caused newspapers and online news sites to come out with headlines like: Six months of breastmilk alone is too long and could… read more →



I got called a mommy blogger yesterday. Ouch. It was a harmless remark, included in an otherwise genuine question, not intended to offend. And yet nearly 24 hours later I’m still thinking about it. I guess what bothers me the most, aside from my distaste for the “PPP” / sponsored posts crap that most ‘mommy… read more →

Breastfeeding and Feminism

After having Isabel I became fascinated with breastfeeding. The whole thing is a pretty amazing process, and some of the components of breast milk are beyond compare. However, I soon discovered articles from “feminists” arguing that birth, breastfeeding and the associated period of fairly intense parenting that a newborn requires are oppressing; career crushing even.… read more →

Do Not Buy Furniture From Homebase

On the 22nd May I bought a sofa from Homebase on the Wellington Retail Park in Telford. We were told in store to expect a phone call within 5 days regarding delivery. We didn’t get a phone call. On the 3rd June (the day we got the keys) I rang Homebase to inform them that… read more →

Weirdass Search Term

Someone just (about an hour ago) found my site by googling: how to deal with random people on the streets and everywhere that bully; for example like sticking their tongues out at you and fidgeting WTF?… read more →

Google is Watching You

Call me naive, but I’ve always been fairly blasé about online privacy. Aside from not publishing any photos showing my face, I take no real steps towards hiding my identity. You could probably find out my entire life history—including past addresses, education and employment details—with a little nifty Googling and some lightweight stalking. Why, then,… read more →

Oops, I Bought a Sofa

Went out today for cat litter, and somehow from there ended up doing McDonalds breakfast (ew, never again) and buying this: We only bought it so that we could spend the next several years making gags about sitting on Amelie, farting on Amelie, making babies on Amelie etc*. Now all I need is a house… read more →