I recently read a piece in Happiful magazine where Denise Welch wrote a letter to her 16 year old self. That had to be an interesting exercise, Denise certainly thought so. So, here's my letter to me, aged 16, from me, aged 40. Dear Lucy, You probably won't believe this right now, as you sit … Continue reading A letter to my 16 year old self…
An international study has shown that British children are among the most anxious in the world. This week's news on the subject reminded me of a recent visit to my GP to discuss my anxiety. He compared my life in England to the life of those in war torn countries. I felt bad. And a … Continue reading What do British children have to be anxious about?
The boy is flying free tomorrow. 18 years old and ready to soak up some Japanese culture before camping with the grizzly bears in the national parks of America. Without us. As an independent adult. When the fuck did this happen?! Selfish emotions ran through our veins when he announced he wasn't heading to university … Continue reading And he’s off!
Lady Gaga recently proved that, shock horror, she doesn't have the body shape of Barbie. Arrrggghhhh somebody fetch me a whiskey. She's no pop star! How dare she flaunt her bigger-than-Barbie figure on a stage. In front of thousands of impressionable fans. I can prove that Lady Gaga doesn't have a Barbie doll body. I … Continue reading But Barbie can’t stand up!
Transient but deep. Fleeting but real. Common but unique. The precarious and vulnerable teenage mind. Sometimes, teenage angst lived side by side with mental illness. Sometimes it simply intruded on otherwise happy and carefree times. It made everything feel 10x harder. Hands up who would go through their teen years again? No-one? Me neither. But … Continue reading 10 songs that capture every shade of 90s teenage angst