The ravine

The ravine

Step off. Or not. It’s one of those decisions that hovers at your peri­pheral vision — are you ready? Wings unfurled at your back, that sen­sa­tion of almost-moistness lingering — will they hold? There’s a time limit… go too early and you plummet to the bottom of...

Toys

It’s not often I ‘advertise’ for someone but two sep­arate people have given Harper toys I’m com­pletely thrilled about (Lizzie the aqua lizard, gifted by Jo Sumner and Ellie the Ele­phant gifted by  ) and they both turn out, com­pletely coin­cid­ent­ally, to be...

False accusations…

  linked to this précis of a report into the false accus­a­tions of rape. It reminds me I’ve been meaning to write a post on the false rape accus­a­tion that is central to To Kill a Mock­ing­bird. We watched the film of it recently (having named...

Ada Lovelace day

I was thrilled to find out about this pledge by being named in Rachel Chalmer’s post. She is def­in­itely one of the geeky grrls who inspired me in the early days, when we were the dif­fi­cult, smart women in com­puter journ­alism in Sydney before the Internet was...

Fat is a feminist issue

My Dad used to have a book with this title… I have no idea what the con­tent was, as I never read it, but while ‘fat’ is obvi­ously some­thing that occurs in both the male and female pop­u­la­tion, I have to agree with the sen­ti­ment that fat is...