Year: 2020

should I give my 10 year old a phone?
Mental Health

Should I Let My 10 Year Old Have a Phone?

This blog post could actually be shortened to a tweet. Here’s what it would say. Q: Should I let my 10 year old have a phone? A: No. End of. On point, but devoid of details and not hugely helpful. As this conundrum crops up a lot in my house at the moment (Polly – […]

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divest in fossil fuels
Mental Health

Divest in Fossil Fuels and Hit the Bad Guys Where it Hurts

We’ve heard a lot, lot, LOT about how to be more eco this past year. As I mentioned in my own A-Z, there are many ways to move towards more sustainable living. Unfortunately, the stone cold truth is, no amount of zero waste small steps will add up to taking our money away from the […]

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Writing

What Elizabeth Wurtzel Taught Me as a Troubled Twenty-Something

Reading about Elizabeth Wurtzel’s death yesterday (7th Jan 2020) was like a kick in my guts. Long time literary hero of mine, Wurtzel was a rank outsider. Telling it like it was in an era where everyone swept their feelings under the carpet. I read Prozac Nation, Bitch and More, Now, Again back to back […]

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