[LIFE] FOR FUN, I attended #TheNonesuch Conference, about Georgette Heyer.

I've enjoyed reading Georgette Heyer since I was a teenager (it appears I am typical to be introduced by my mum around about the age of 10). I enjoyed the last conference in 2009, and was talking to Samantha Rayner about possibility of another one this summer ... then I got cancer! She decided to run it late enough in the hope that I'd be well enough to go ... and I was! The day…

[LIFE] It’s #IWD2018, and I’m so excited to see @Project328 and #MindingtheGap18 Launched Today

I loved seeing this campaign on Facebook, although as always don't read below the line! So, I'm really excited to see a couple of initiatives from the church being launched today: Project 3:28 Database For years I've been asked to speak, or recommend other speakers for events, and we started off a simple Excel spreadsheet (not specifically for women). In the meantime Gathering of Women Leaders was continuing it's excellent work (next one 17th March,…

Happy Christmas 2017, and Happy New Year 2018

As you may know, this Christmas is going to be a very odd one for me. I have my second chemotherapy on 22nd December, which means I'll spend Christmas either high on steroids, or feeling nauseas once they've worn off. I've got some offers of places to go in Manchester if I feel up to it, so we'll see! At the end of the day, hopefully this is 'just one year' of treatment so ...…

[CAMPAIGN] Respect Girls More – Take Down Your Sign

On 5th August, a friend of a friend spotted the following sign in Missguided in Bluewater, and shared it on Facebook: A bit of momentum built up on Facebook/Twitter about it, and Rachel Gardner set up a 38 Degrees Petition that evening, with this reasoning (something I've referred to in my book): Teenage girls feel under increasing pressure to create and send nude pictures of themselves. An NSPCC report says teenage girls are most adversely affected…

#Emptyshelf17 #22 Life Hurts by Elizabeth McNaught

Life Hurts by Elizabeth McNaught My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is not a particularly long book, but packed with interesting insights from the perspective of a survivor (although as she says still an ongoing battle) who is now a Dr. I have known Lizzie's dad for years so saw the book appear in his FB timeline. There's a mix of autobiography, some medical insights, and theological underpinning as Lizzie highlights that life hurts…
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