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17 April 2013 @ 02:32 pm
Everything is pretty much the same as it's been for the last few months - Michael is searching for jobs and I am perpetually ill, sleeping probably sixteen hours a day at least and the rest of the time spent reading/feeling poorly. We're supposed to be moving by July but we can't until we have somewhere to live which we can't have until we know where we'll be which we won't until Michael gets a job. So hurrah! Everything is crazy and messy but strangely fun...? I'm just not looking forward to the physical moving house bit. I have no energy to get myself a cup of tea, never mind packing a house (and our gazillion books) up.

In awesomer news (although also complicating moving house!) we are now parents to six guinea pigs. YAY! It was initially two. Then we got another one. Then another two. Then another one. Oopsie. I will update with pictures soon - I do have pictures but I am too tired to upload them right now :)
20 July 2012 @ 12:01 am

To help boost my confidence, I'm taking part in a competition to be in a vintage-styled calendar. How exciting!

I'd love it if you guys could click on the picture and then like it on Facebook. And whilst you're there, check out some of the other gorgeous ladies! Vote for as many as you want!
18 July 2012 @ 04:03 am
Beinv drunk is just fanbtastic. I love it. It's stupdi but it gets mald iad prlty of times. Twice on onme night, wooo! I likethat.
28 April 2012 @ 10:08 pm
I just watched a report on child marriages. I've watched numerous documentaries on the subject before but this made me think 'what can I do to help?'

I don't know. I want to help. But what can we do? It's a hideous, sickening custom. There are 1m women in Bangladesh alone who are entirely incontinent due to giving birth in poor conditions when they were under a healthy age for childbearing. Many of these women are abandoned by their husbands and families.

I'm not going to swear here but if anything has ever made me want to swear, it's this.

Many of the families say they have to marry their girls young because dowries get more expensive the older the girl is (the older they get, the less desirable they are as wives which is why the dowry goes up). However, I was thinking - would it not be possible to create a charity/fund to pay to the husbands' families when a girl over the legal age of marriage is getting married? That way, poor families can keep their daughters in education and allow them to live out their childhoods.

I realise this isn't the only cause for child marriage but it's one of the most common ones in some parts of the world and gah I just want to help so much. Why is this form of slavery not acted upon? These children are given to people who rape and beat them and forced to perform menial chores and give them children. They have no education or opportunity to leave. How is this not slavery?

29 March 2012 @ 02:49 am

Excuse my squinting but it was both sunny and windy which didn't make for a good combination. Also, check out my shoes of awesome. Actually, just generally my outfit of awesome.

Yes, I have been told I'm adorable.
27 February 2012 @ 02:44 pm
I am so upset I want to cry. I am too ill to carry on studying with this course for the Open University and I thought I could defer without them charging me twice but apparently not. I can't afford to pay for it twice and I certainly don't want to see my efforts come to nothing. I am just so fed up and sad now.
12 January 2012 @ 01:40 pm
Finding a dress like this in my size is hard. Finding a dress like this in my size for anything less than, say, £150, is harder. Although I did pay more for it than I planned, it was still about the same as most of my other vintage dresses which are just day dresses and not quite as pretty.

So of course now I have to work out how to style this. Does this mean I need new shoes? Gosh, I hope so.
29 July 2011 @ 11:00 pm

My beautiful girl lost her battle with cancer
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03 May 2010 @ 07:55 pm

Written by Tracy-Ann Oberman.
Starring Catherine Tate as Bette Davis and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Joan Crawford.

HIGHLY recommended, both actresses put in stellar performances, at times it's hard to believe you're listening to a play and not to the women themselves.

Bette and Joan and Baby Jane, BBC Radio 4, April 29 2010

And the age-old question.

Bette or Joan?


I strongly suspect I know how this will pan out. And it won't be the way I'm voting.