Zoe Lewis Blog

How to lose digital ‘friends’ and create aliens

HOW TO LOSE DIGITAL FRIENDS AND PISS PEOPLE OFF   So I made a massive social faux pas on Twitter. I talked about a friend’s party and that friend got very upset because she is in the public eye and suddenly because of my ‘tweet’ she had press calling her trying to find out details of her party.  One of my followers re tweeted my tweet onwards and this snowballed and suddenly I had a very upset friend texting me telling me what I had done. I was mortified. Literally floored by the mistake I had made. Of course she had a right to be upset as it was a private party for friends. Invitations...

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Black Day for pigs and channel four drama

What on EARTH was that on Channel Four last night? If you, like me, were settling down for some decent post watershed drama and encountered the full horror of Black Mirror, I bet you were equally shocked.  Let’s start at the beginning, I think ‘BM’ is supposed to be some sort of middle class modern tales of the unexpected for the political televisual generation. What it actually was, and this I think is true, was an exhibition of what not to put in front of the general public, ever. Who made it? What sort of idiotic person commissioned it? It started out as a very poorly made and terribly...

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Billy Bear and the art of being a bad mother

When I picked up my eighteen month old daughter from nursery last week the assistant handed me a bag with a small teddy bear poking out of it. “You can have Billy Bear for the weekend” she said smiling “I’ve popped the diary in there too, it’s a way of bonding your child with an object that travels with him or her, between nursery and home” I smiled back and nodded, eager to please her. This was all new to me, the ways of nurseries and stuff to bring home and take back etc etc. I didn’t think any more about it until I was going through Iris’s bag to get her ready for the next...

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I take it all back

BLOG   I TAKE IT ALL BACK   Society says it is okay to take things back.  Racist insults, opinions, clothes, ex boyfriends, we are a nation of taker backers.  We have lost the power to be able to be able to 'get what we pay for’.   Personally this manifests itself in my shopping.  I am happy to buy things only if in the back of my mind I am saying to myself  “I can always take it back I can always take it back” like a mantra. It is as if committing to a purchase is so terrifying that if I don’t have a get out clause I cant do it.  Last week I took a lightbulb...

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I vote for lady parts in tact…

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED…   I’ve just read the Sunday Times leader from last week. (It takes me a week to get around to reading the Sunday Papers. By the time today comes around I am pleased to announce I am fully abreast of all old news).  Anyway, the Times leader announced that all women will soon get the right to an elective caesarean section.  WHAAAAAAAAAT???? What about me? A bit frickin late aint it???   When I asked my obstetrician if I could please have a C Section please sir, he said no. Of course he did.  So, Zoe Lewis, the Oliver Twist of the NHS maternity...

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