Ode to Margin

Restez hors des marges! (Stay out of the margins!) The eternal call of the school swimming teacher as he watched our little bodies squiggingly attempt a world record number of laps, or at least more than the new girl who seemed to have never before seen water in all of her entire little life.  PullContinue reading “Ode to Margin”

Suffragette

The woman wanderer goes forth to seek the Land of Freedom. “How am I to get there?” Reason answers: “here is one way, and one only. Down the banks of Labour, through the water of suffering. There is no other.” The woman cries out: “For what do I go to this far land which noContinue reading “Suffragette”

Playhouse Creatures at The MAC

I met a group of guys from Manchester looking for directions to Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter on my way to it yesterday. No wonder – it’s gorgeous, filled with trendy places to eat and drink and home to The MAC, the jewel of St Anne’s Square. I got to the venue a little early to takeContinue reading “Playhouse Creatures at The MAC”

I am Mrs Brown

Even before Dan and I got engaged, my friends began joking around about my name change. Mrs Brown. #TeamGB. Brownie. And to be honest, beyond the giggles, it did overwhelm me a little bit. Take a step back with me for a second.  The strongest thread that runs through my life and my work isContinue reading “I am Mrs Brown”

WOMEN: DON’T BE SMALL

I was shopping with some birthday money a couple of weeks ago and came across something new. I knew sizes were getting smaller in UK shops from shopping online, but it wasn’t until I saw a nice sparkly top in Primark that I had a closer look and realised that instead of 8 being theContinue reading “WOMEN: DON’T BE SMALL”