Pilled Up

Trigger warning - the anti-psychiatry movement are at risk of foaming with fury at this one... Sorry if the headline feels like click bait. Because no, this 40 year old is not pilled up in that sense. I spent my Saturday night reading my new Christmas magazine and wearing my new pink slipper boots (with … Continue reading Pilled Up

Book review: Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean

I'm not sure if I'm peri-menopausal yet. I've often wondered over recent years given the hot flushes, restless legs and night sweats. And my period's visits have become as random and infrequent as Dr Legge's visits to Albert Square. However, there's so much at play in our bodies (especially mine with thyroid issues, coming on … Continue reading Book review: Confessions of a Menopausal Woman by Andrea McLean

School’s out – how we spent a 1980s summer holiday

The halcyon days. We were so much healthier in the 80s weren't we? All that time outdoors, making dens in the woods, playing bulldog on hard concrete playgrounds, eating Findus crispy pancakes and learning how to smoke with candy sticks... But regardless of the e-numbers and carcinogenic habits that were formed in our formative years, … Continue reading School’s out – how we spent a 1980s summer holiday