This was a low moment.
In my head I make a lot of impassioned speeches. In person, not so much, and I really need to change that and actually talk to my friends about this stuff. For all I know they are thinking it too, just no one wants to say it aloud and make it real, because then we'd … Continue reading School Strikes for Climate
I drew sketches of these cartoons or wrote down little snippets of ideas for them during the first couple of years of our daughter's life, but have only just had the time to ink and paint them (she's nearly 4 now) :
I've read quite a few books about work whilst I have been technically unemployed over the past five years, but none of them get so entirely to the heart of the matter as to why we make the distinction between work and play in the first place by allowing women control of the home and … Continue reading House people
Kerry, one of the local community group leaders for the Brussels Childbirth Trust is sadly moving abroad. As part of her leaving present I drew her a cartoon of her and her family in the Grand Place: This is how most of our local coffee morning group meetings go. Rice crackers are indispensable.
Someone needs to invent a special pregnancy napkin. Or I suppose I could just wear a bib.
There is so much advice and information out there on pregnancy, labour and parenting that it is overwhelming, and everybody has a different opinion. Cue brain meltdown if you try to listen to it all, so I'm going for a state of blissful impartiality and procrastination over decision making on every subject instead.
There are such long conflicting lists of things that you shouldn't eat when you are pregnant that its hard to remember what's OK to put in your mouth. I found that the best source of information on the subject was Emily Osters book 'Expecting Better', which details the research studies and explain why things are considered … Continue reading Things you can’t eat when you are pregnant