I don’t usually write things like this. In fact, I spend a lot of time telling Husband to shut up when he writes/rants on about it. I nearly throttled him … Continue reading
One of the few upsides of being stuck in bed: the ability to watch fascinating videos, like this lecture by Bruno Latour at LSE, delivered last week. Science, climate change, … Continue reading
One of the few irritations of an absolutely amazing two years on Edinburgh University’s Arab World Studies MSc has been the background pressure to get a smartphone. Or an iPad. … Continue reading
American novelist and biologist Barbara Kingsolver has a special place in my life, and especially in the story of my marriage, and that alone makes her dear to me. That … Continue reading
Manchester Climate Monthly is running a short story competition on the theme of “Manchester in a warmer world” (that’s Manchester, Britain, not some American interloper). You don’t have to live … Continue reading
On the subject of holidaying in Bulgaria: “oh yes, there’s loads to do there. It’s almost like Blackpool”. Which leads me to wonder…?
Received a press release this morning from the ongoing – and very busy – campaign to challenge BP’s role in arts sponsorship. It’s an important campaign on an important issue, … Continue reading
Police estimates say Sydney 8,000; Melbourne 10,000; Brisbane 2,000. Husband estimates 2,000 for Adelaide too.
I was recently sent the event advertisement below with the request that it be publicised via a community group website I run. However, as it’s such a shameless attempt at … Continue reading
Over the years, my friends and I have dressed up as some pretty bizarre things – angels, nudes, corpses, squirrels, cows – to protest against or raise awareness of issues … Continue reading
Interesting letter from yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald. Fuel prices are as much a hot topic in Aus as in the UK, although I guess here a certain amount goes on … Continue reading
…Sez husband, as we box up the contents of the house in preparation for a year Down Under… I wouldn’t have known Andrew Bolt from a hole in the ground … Continue reading
And so back from the ‘unveiling’ of a watercolour (to be auctioned on the 23rd) by Gorillaz artist Jamie Hewlett at the Contact Theatre. It’s one of a series of … Continue reading
From The WIP (Women’s International Perspective): “The monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed thousands and affected an estimated twenty million people across several provinces. According to development organizations working in … Continue reading