Category Archives: General

The 52 Book Challenge: Introduction

Happy 2016 to all of my loyal followers. Instead of posting about how I’ve been here, I’ve instead donated that post to Verbal Remedy in response to their Mental Health Month. So if you’ve been wondering how I am, you … Continue reading

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When I Needed Help

I haven’t written in a while. I know it’s bad when WordPress has a layout change and I am completely flummoxed by it. I can only apologise for my absence. I haven’t been well. Not in my usual way this … Continue reading

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Update from Wonderland: October Edition

Happy Halloween month! This is a small post. I have my costume prepared and a party to go to; Halloween is going to be incredible this year. I am planning a post for tomorrow or Saturday about the best Halloween … Continue reading

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Barbie: Be You (and other good morals)

When I was young, I had a Barbie in a red skirt-jacket ensemble. I called her Alison to differentiate her from her identical sisters. She would take the pink train with moving window scenery to various meetings all away across … Continue reading

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Update from Wonderland: September Edition

Dear readers, it’s September again. I got my hospital results back. The mass removed was thyroid cancer. And now I have a choice to make. I can go through the surgery again, an experience which still fills me with dread … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Conspiracy

This will be the first year since leaving high school that I am not on a course which wants me to understand Shakespeare. It is a pity, because I do enjoy most of his works. I’ve written about him in … Continue reading

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Death and The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone permeated popular culture in a huge way. An anthology of short and often surreal stories of horror or science-fiction, its commentary and scope was broad. Famous episodes include Time Enough at Last, where a man who just … Continue reading

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A Day at Intu Metrocentre | NE Blogger Awards Entry

One of my followers alerted me to The North East Blogging Awards recently. It’s a way to promote and connect north-east bloggers. There’s an award show… it looks incredible. It’s a pity I’ve learned about it so late. They wanted … Continue reading

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Top 5 Animated Villainesses

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves a bad boy. From our Mr Darcys to our Gastons, villainous or unlikeable men have dominated culture and media. We like our villains and we find charm in the anti-heroes. Yet … Continue reading

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Women in Comics – Guestblogging at Verbal Remedy

In the run-up to the launch of Friday’s Feminist this Friday, I wrote a two-part series for Verbal Remedy, a social community project based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Both come with content warnings for sexual and physical violence. The first post was … Continue reading

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