Until you walk in her shoes… 

It’s an undercurrent, it bubbles away just below the surface of society.  It rarely makes it’s way into coffee shop chat, actually it rarely makes it way into the darkest secret swap.  This word is loaded. Fewer words can draw out as much emotion in us. Abortion.  I am currently on my journalism ‘journey’.  Cringe […]

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This Muma Went To Court…

“I sentence you to 10 years imprisonment… Take him down!” I shit you not, real life judges actually utter those words. Not just the ones off the telly box! Obviously those amongst us that have ever graced a court will be familiar with the Netflix-esq setting and those loaded setentenses which go hand in hand […]

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Secrets of a Reception Veteran

I’ve done the time.. Darcie and I began ‘big school’ last year. We were rookie novices back then; eyes wide, shoes polished (her) make up always on (me) all ready and uncreased for every drop-off. Well my friends, times have changed, let me tell you. We are now old hands, reception veterans, if you will. […]

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Gender Neutral?! Oh please…

I’ve been hearing this term faaaaaar too much recently:                   GENDER NEUTRAL?!  Oh please… Zzzzzz. Who comes up with this stuff?  Why do we have to find a label for everything these days?  Can’t we just rejoice in the fact that we live in a society that will […]

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Get A Life, Not A University Place.

Maybe it’s just me, but…  I need to talk about results day.  On Thursday, hoards of rabbit-in-the-headlights teens will be opening envelopes up and down the country, which they believe will dictate their future.  To a degree those results will. No pun intended…  But I want to make a suggestion: There is more to life […]

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“What if I fall?”  -“Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”

“What if I fall?” “Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” The stakes are high. ‘Falling’ would mean that I have failed; Failed to pass my NCTJ diploma in journalism and failed to re-enter the world of work as a journalist. It will mean a huge waste of money, and thousands of pounds down […]

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Formula haters- you did not pick a good day to mess…

I’m in a seriously sweary mood today, it’s 3 weeks since my last silent coffee. Ordinarily sweary wouldn’t  be a problem. You’d never have known that I’ve shouted expletives into the fridge with the frequency of a bad case of Tourette’s today. Usually you’d be none the wiser…. But I saw a blog post judging […]

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