….but we are all fabulous.

Running for fitness and fun

I have an on-off relationship with running. I first took it up when I worked for the police as a civilian 15 years ago. I was overweight and wanted to … Continue reading

August 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antilocution – sticks and stones may break your bones, but words CAN hurt you too

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you”– this was a phrase I grew up with – a way of teaching children that teasing was … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

No news is good news – for the reader at least

On my favourites bar on my computer, alongside links to my bank account, credit cards etc. I have a link to this article: Once in a while it catches … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Matisse: the Cut-Outs

I finally made it on Friday to the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern and I’m so glad I did – what a wonderful cheerful exhibition. The Parakeet and … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Music snobbery and guilty pleasures

I love music. I love singing along in the car or the shower, going to gigs, dancing at weddings or parties, running to music, reminiscing on YouTube etc. So far … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Creating false memories

The first thing that 90% of people say when I tell them I do research on memory is that they have a terrible memory. To be fair this is better … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thoughts about death

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, 1788-1860 I have thought a lot about death since I was a child. My … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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