• Rugby
    Fittar,  Reality Bites

    Rugby For Fannies – A Beginner’s Guide

    Last year I started a journey into a brave new world. A brave, new and very muddy world. The world of women’s rugby. I wrote about it last year in a piece for Huffpost – and things went a bit nuts off the back of it. Without rehashing old content though, I wanted to touch on it a bit more for the women who’ve asked me about it all since then. Especially the ones who still believe that they couldn’t do it. I honestly believed that too. Sometimes, I still do. But rugby is a sport that has a lot to offer women, and it also provides you with a…

  • Man
    Rantagram,  Reality Bites

    Man! I Feel Like A Woman

    Allow me to take your mind back to the glory days of 1997. Man! I Feel Like A Woman thrust a singer named Shania Twain into our collective conscious and told us that we were all letting our hair down, basically. It’s an absolute banger, but still holds a massively topical message. The late 90’s were all about Girl Power in its most rudimentary form. We’re still talking about it now, but in entirely different, much more serious terms. Man! I Feel Like A Woman tells the same story in much lighter terms, and so seems like a good place to start this conversation. Because it is a conversation. No…

  • Fashion
    Rantagram,  Reality Bites

    Fashion For The Skint Bird

    Fashion. DARLING. No, me neither. However, we do all have to wear clothes, and for those of you like me who really can’t be arsed to make that kind of effort post-kids, this one’s for us. Secretly, I still want to look half decent. Fact of the matter is though, my days of being half decent evaporated about 15 years back. Times have changed, as has fashion (for the better and worse, to be honest) and so it’s time to take a look into how to survive the trauma of 30’s motherhood without looking like a tramp’s pillowcase. The other side of the coin is the indignity that is actually…

  • Changes
    Reality Bites

    Changes

    I made a few. Changes to the blog, changes to a few other things. Hopefully nothing too noticeable to you lot, but I’ve made some changes to the style and layout of my blog, as I’ve decided to try and take it a bit more seriously. That doesn’t mean I’m getting a niche, fret not. I’ll still be writing about the stuff I want to, but I’ll be making a bit more of an effort to work consistently. And with that comes an effort into style as well. Watch this space. However, the main event of this post: an update on Ellie, my dog. Last time I posted about how…

  • Madrid
    Reality Bites,  Travelar

    Madrid

    My love affair with Spain will never end. Most people think of Spain and they immediately think about tourist-filled beaches and expat nightmares. Well, that’s certainly true of some areas, but for me, my Spanish heart lies in two areas; Andalusia and Madrid. I want to talk to you about the Spanish capital, because it’s one of the places that I think I really discovered the person that I am now. Not only is it vibrant, complex and beautiful, it’s a city that taught me true independence, a new language (kind of), and a deeper appreciation for the country I’d love to live in again one day. But first, a…

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