To Nurofen or not to

Well guess what – a study has decided that, no matter what you tell them, Nurofen makes people feel better faster than ordinary Ibuprofen 200. No, Nurofen doesn’t have some mystical magical added ingrediant which improves its efficacy – it seems just the act of paying £3.65 for a product which costs 35p as Sainsbury’s…

The Big Brexit

There are some decisions in life everyone is happy with. And then there are others. Brexit, as the UK’s Great Departure from the EU is being called, falls into the latter category. Now I’m fully seized of the importance of having taken back my country and I would hate to be pessimistic. But however there…

I swear, you swear, everyone swear

Recently there was a storm of protest online when the ethereal Adele performed her set at Glastonbury, which was telecast on the BBC. The reason was that Adele, while on stage, swore thirty three times in her 90 minute gig. People were really annoyed that their children heard their idol make swearing cool. Adele herself…

The Day After

I’ve been meaning to write about Brexit for three days – the fact that I’ve been hoping I will go to sleep and wake up to see it has all gone away hasn’t helped. In fact a friend of mine in finance actually thought it was a joke as she heard it on the radio…

Menopausal musings

Menopause is like puberty -only worse. The symptoms are alarmingly similar :  you feel like you hate everyone; you feel like being alone one minute and then ignored next; you bleed at unexpected times you feel hot you feel cold All this as a teenager is fine because you have long suffering parents to wither…

Ode to lost keys

Oh the joys of lost keys… the panicked rumble through the purse, the tying oneself into a love knot to look under the sofa, the near fusing of the brain by hastily retracing steps, the dumping of all contents of said purse on the carpet (promising yourself you will vaccum later), the false alarm of…

You are always a teenager

So it’s been scientifically proven that the choices we made as teenagers – whether educational or personal – define who we are today. The study goes on to make other points but for me this is the most important. If I look at my life today and wonder how I got here – if I’m…

Obligatory post on Brexit

Although, like most people who give forecasters nightmares, I’m apathetic to politics I decided I must be responsible in voting in or out. So I looked up various news sites -bad mistake since newspapers tend to be biased towards a side and tell you only what they want you to hear. I was mostly interested in…

History project in geography

My son has a geography project on Sweden. It’s supposed to be one of those fun things they’re doing around the Euro 2016. Not that there’s much to laugh about Euro 2016, looking at the slugfests that have been going on in France. (The poor French clearly have No idea what’s hit them.) So they…

Tim Peake touch down

Was fascinating to see Tim Peake’s descent back to the Earth. Here’s a man who has an experience very few will ever have. Certainly I can say I am likely to never have it now. I wonder how much it must change a person – to the see as just another planet. A fascinating planet,…

You are overqualified!

  Anybody else sick of hearing this? Yes I might be over qualified – so bloody what? Even if you suspect I’m taking this job as a stepping stone for bigger things think of the value I will add to your company in the time I will be there. Employers nowadays are really short sighted…

Anti Yummy Mummy

Funny how life comes a full circle. At 18, you ask angrily: WHO am I? At 28, you smile at your job, shiny car and new baby and say: ‘Is this me?’ At 38, both the kids have gone to school, the husband’s been promoted – yes your career has kind of fallen by the…