The gentle art of saying no

I’m getting better at saying no. I turned down two offers this week. For once, I put my own priorities and mental health first and…

A mother’s CV

Mummy Curriculum vitae PERSONAL STATEMENT Dedicated, hard-working and supremely adaptable individual seeks more credit for doing a bloody hard job seven days a week.  …

MIND THE gender pay GAP

Does Carrie Gracie resigning from her £135K BBC job have anything to do with you and me? Carrie Gracie, former China editor for the BBC,…

Happy New Year already!

Happy 2018! I know I’m a couple of days early but, truly, we’re done with 2017. Really done. So much so that it already feels…

Why I posted #MeToo and what it …

I posted #MeToo on Facebook this Monday. Along with nearly 8 million other women who used the hashtag to remember suffering sexual assault and/or harassment.…

Is it possible to be a good …

This is a rare moment. I have the house to myself. I have no overdue work nagging at me. Sure there’s housework to do, but…

One white wedding & two babies later. Am …

I remember arguing with a sixth-form classmate whose sole ambition was to get married and have children. “How can you want just that?” I screamed?…