This post is inspired by the German astronomer Caroline Herschel. A breathing gap in half term so this one is a little more timely than the others! Something about her … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #4
Ok, the gap between two and three is all you need to know about coping with online teaching and toddler management during lockdown! Better late than never. This one is … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #3
Much more lighthearted and unusual this week. I was reading the introduction to Cathy Newman’s book Bloody Brilliant Women and I came across an nun from the 10th century who wore … Continue reading Celebrating Amazing People #2
I am woman who has a baby. She was wanted, she is loved, but it has been such hard work. There have been times that I have spiralled into despair … Continue reading Becoming a Mum Made Me More Supportive of Abortion
This week, I’ve made several journeys. Once into London to see some friends, once to a local town for some shopping, and once to Paris. While that is hardly a … Continue reading Recovery
This week marked an important event – we booked the very last accommodation we’ll need until we leave. No more trawling through listings every few days, no more comparing prices and … Continue reading Winding Down
This week we found ourselves back in civilisation, as Mexico City was the first stopping point for our Mexican adventure. It’s the biggest city we’ve been to since Tokyo, back … Continue reading Dressing Up, Dressing Down
I could have called this ‘Mummy Treats’ or some such nonsense, but frankly I think there are times when it is great to not consider yourself a mum, and just … Continue reading Stuff for YOU on the Road
When we visit places, we always look to the past. Seek out the origins to better understand the culture and the town that sits there now. Certain places wear their … Continue reading Can You See Yourself in History?
When I was a student at University, I took a composition course. Bashing away at the keys of a piano in a quiet practice room (it was 11pm, I had … Continue reading Is Borrowing from Mythology Cheating?
It’s a pretty important week for females and fantasy. The BBC have announced that the next Dr. Who is going to be a woman. For many, this is a very … Continue reading Women Are Not A Minority
I’m trying to remember the last time I read a book by a man. Or, for that matter, the last time I watched something that didn’t have a female character … Continue reading Why I’m Only Reading Books by Women