….but we are all fabulous.

Modigliani at the Tate Modern

I went to see the Modigliani exhibition at the Tate Modern a couple of weeks ago with a friend. We hadn’t seen each other for a few years so we … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

My USS strike story

In case you aren’t aware , academics at the pre-92 universities in the UK have been on strike for 14 days over the past 4 weeks in response to plans … Continue reading

March 16, 2018 · 2 Comments

Social media: description vs. reality

It’s a funny old thing social media. All those posts about what people are up can make you feel as though you are somehow failing at life, that your life … Continue reading

April 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deaf/deaf awareness

I am doing an online British Sign Language course at the moment ( It’s VERY early days – I have learnt the alphabet, numbers 1 to 100 and some basic … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · 2 Comments

Word Association Study

I am collecting some word associations for health conditions as part of a new piece of research. If you are aged 18-65 years and are a native-English speaker you can … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Janathon 2017 – Day 15

So we’re 15 days into 2017 and almost half way through January. So far my new year’s resolutions are going well – assisted by Janathon (a small band of hardy … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Janathon 2017

Happy New Year to you all and hello again after a 4 month break during which I went on honeymoon, got swamped at work and generally got out of the … Continue reading

January 4, 2017 · Leave a comment