Why I’m Relying on Wim Hof For Fewer Hangovers

Have you heard about Wim Hof, the Ice Man? The one who ran up Mount Kilimanjaro in only a pair of shorts and who once swam underneath sheet ice for a distance of 66 metres? I hadn’t, until I read a recent interview with him in the Sunday Times. I’ll...

I Need To Be More Authentic Now (um, once I’ve decided who I am)

I really, really want to be more confident. OK, so I’m pretty feisty when cornered and I’ll swear like a navvy if you cross me, but I wish I were gutsier in general day-to-day life. I wish I put myself out there more often and took more risks. And...

As A Feminist, Can I Still Laugh at Penis Jokes?

It was Adam Buxton, comedian and veteran podcaster, who made me start to think about this issue. He was interviewing Caitlin Moran when the subject came up. “I must admit I do get a bit cross,” he opined gently (the delightful Mr Buxton’s opining is never not gentle) “when...

The Second Shift is Still Mine

Since the pandemic hit, I have been working from home a whole lot more. Well, no. What’s new is me working from home, full stop.  Before Covid-19 stopped the world in its tracks, I worked from one of my firm’s 4 offices for every single day of the working...

I Said I’d Age Gracefully…But

I was nine years old when I read about facelifts for the first time in a Reader’s Digest “Big Book of Everything”. The accompanying photo was a gory close-up of the surgery in progress but there was also a before-and-after shot of Molly Parkin, who’d had a full facelift and admitted...