All the resolve and none of the action?

I have always found New Year’s resolutions to be unproductive but cheating by starting early has helped a bit. Last year I got going on to daily yoga on 23rd December which I believe helped in my father’s last days and in combatting what could have been a much worse acquaintance with my new companion and house guest #LongCovid This year so far I have … Continue reading All the resolve and none of the action?

Just checking in – news from otherwhere

There’s a lot of talk about intersectionality and how to do it. I’m particularly drawn to this article because it’s about centring an experience (which isn’t mine) and like my conclusions in 2016 that we need to redesign the suit (ie default male perspective) it’s time to consider redesigning the table if the table is white, middle-class European/colonial cultural defaults…. Creative Exchange Lab Mentoring by … Continue reading Just checking in – news from otherwhere

Dressed overall?

Flags are a serious and joyful business where I grew up. With a plethora of seafaring types both professional and amateur pretty much everyone round here speaks flag. Flags are flown in seasons of celebration and commemoration. I well remember my father and I dressing our house frontage overall with naval flags to celebrate the Silver Jubilee. (Back when we all cared) A passing cycling … Continue reading Dressed overall?

Things that are different when this girl cares for her Dad – an occasional series

I’m about to set up home with my Dad to become his primary carer. Although it’s sad that Dad is near the end of his days with us, we get on well – for the most part – and I’m looking forward to being with him. A month ago I didn’t really want to. I’ve done this before. With my Mother and it was as … Continue reading Things that are different when this girl cares for her Dad – an occasional series

Arts are on the list

#Feminists of #London – arts division – you note I have not specifically addressed this to the women – I have been selected by my peers in the The Women’s Equality Party London to be a candidate in the #GLA2020elections. This is just a little year away. For anyone who has ever made a show you know this isn’t a long time. I’m fourth in … Continue reading Arts are on the list

Right of Entry?

It’s not their fault I was burgled. It’s not their fault I’m in shock. But the company they work for could remember that a large part of their clientele are in this space. And they could do well to consider this in future. It doesn’t matter how good the work”man”ship is this time. If I ever need this kind of work again,  I’ll be looking elsewhere, until I see that they’ve taken my experience seriously. Continue reading Right of Entry?