Tag Archives: women’s issues

How does depression look to you? – Emma’s story

Editors note: This is the seventh in a monthly series of guest posts on the subject of mental health. ¬†For April we hear from Emma, a full-time mum, part-time volunteer, part-time career advisor and a Licensed Lay Minister. She talks … Continue reading

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The Sky Sexism Scandal or one thing you didn’t know about me..

This is just a quick (apologies for any slack writing) blog post written as I sit and listen to the news that football expert/pundit Andy Gray has been sacked by Sky Sports because he is an even greater idiot than … Continue reading

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2011 – I may not be SMART but I might have FUN….

I read on Yahoo News this morning that the way to ensure you stick to New Year’s Resolutions is to ensure that they are, in management-speak, SMART. Having spent years in strategy development and research this is a term that … Continue reading

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She wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny… on feminism and being mum

If you are walking around Exeter City Centre today, you may spot a slim 16-year-old girl, 5ft 9 with legs up to her armpits. She is very gorgeous. She is also wearing a very short pair of turquoise shorts with … Continue reading

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Making up is getting harder to do…

I have just been checking through my photographic record of our already well-documented two week break in Suffolk, and apart from the fact that I want to go back and take some decent pictures instead of the rather random ones … Continue reading

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Breasts are best, or two’s company…..

As a freelance writer it is always good news to be commissioned to write an article on a subject close to your heart. And my boobs are definitely that, literally and figuratively, so I am happily researching and writing for … Continue reading

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On (not) being in a weight loss competition with my sister..

Help! Panic stations! My sister is slimmer than me! Pathetic isn’t it? But sometimes small things are important. Jane and I have been yo-yo dieting for years. One of us usually loses some weight, which when it becomes obvious sparks … Continue reading

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