Why is Instagram so obsessed with sex?

In the 13 years I have been writing on this particular iteration of my blog, I've considered closing it down many times and for many different reasons. Mostly it's been because I've run out of ideas of things to write about, but occasionally I will find myself thinking that a particular social media platform has... Continue Reading →

The North Beckons: All change for 2022

I'm not usually one for new year's resolutions or using January to attempt a fresh start, but this year that's how things have panned out. Back in February last year, I reflected on three national lockdowns and realised that, "I’m not at all sad about how I’ve spent my time over the last year, but... Continue Reading →

The Super Humans of 2021

It's been another twelve months of pandemic life but, hey, you know what always cheers me up at this time of year? Giving thanks and announcing my Super Humans! Every year since 2011, I have shared a list of the people who have had positive impact on my life in the previous 12 months and... Continue Reading →

Festive lingerie ‘lust list’

Years ago, I used to run a monthly feature on this blog called Lust List, where I'd share five lovely things that I'd been yearning for that month. Each month's list was themed and it seems like a good format to revive for the festive season as there are some rather delicious lingerie sets out... Continue Reading →

A fresh look at art history

When I was studying art at school - for GCSEs that I took in 1991 and A-levels in 1993 - I was lucky enough to be able to go on plenty of study trips into London to visit galleries. These trips were usually to look at the permanent collections of large public institutions and, as... Continue Reading →

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