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  I was reading today that the vagina is the key to the female soul. Of course it is. I am writing in response to the Cuntini row, the pasta vagina and the feminist Naomi Wolf   I wanted to write a witty retort about how Ms Wolf is over reacting, but if someone threw me a pasta party for my Vagina book and called it “Cuntini” I think I would be offended too. Not sure I would suffer six months of writers block though. Or perhaps I would, perhaps that would be the last nail in the coffin of a woman who is trying to get the vagina taken seriously, on its own, in its own right.   If...

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Comedy is the only way forward for me…

I have been trying to BLOG and TWITTER for weeks now but my urge to communicate anything about what is going on with me has gone.  Maybe it is that all that’s happening to me is that I spend an inordinately large amount of time going to children’s party’s and thinking of the perfect cake that I am going to make for my baby’s birthday which will trump all competition. This is not me... Every evening I watch the news and find that my drive to become more political is ensuring that I become heartily sick of my twitty account.  Of course I care about parties and clothes but  - actually...

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Letts Study Politics

True to my last statement of intent, my blog will be taken up with the serious matters.  Two things have come out of my new commitment to becoming involved in politics. The first is that I am even more dejected than I was about the state of our incumbent government and secondly, when did the Arab Spring go so badly wrong? Now, I am not skilled in writing in depth political analysis. The only tools that I have at my fingertips are the television news, radio four and the newspapers. The rest I have to try and use my analytical skills to fathom.  Therefore I am going to attempt to jot down my thoughts...

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Time to put my mouth where our money is

I have decided to become more political. The reason for this is that people like me – opinionated, educated and middle class, have really no right not to be very political. The funny thing about me is – I never have been particularly bothered about campaigning lobbying or voting for change. Of course I vote but that is about as militant as I get.   I have been having a long hard look inside myself and have decided that this has to stop. Principally because of the economic crisis I think, the world needs people who have half a brain and most of their wits to get off their arse and do something...

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TEAS MADE – NOW BACK TO SLEEP

I am constantly dismayed by my inability to get up at 5am. What is up? Its not like I go to bed at 4 am and like, have an hours sleep… No, I am regularly tucked up at eleven pm and in the land of nod by three minutes past.  When this Christmas came I was thinking ahead and so ordered a Teasmade from the old parentals. Now those of you in their mid thirties upwards will remember the joy of the original TM, released on to the market in the late 1970’s -  a thoroughly modern device that adorned the bedside table of every new build in Slough and Milton Keynes.  It is up there with the foot...

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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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