Should we have a second child?

Our first child was the result of an accidental pregnancy 6 months into knowing each other, so the deliberation phase went: ‘OHHHHHHHmygodthisisallgoingfasterthanithoughitwouldbutweloveeachothersoyesletsdothis’. She arrived 3 weeks early and it felt like she wanted to be born, that she had to be part of our lives. She’s a hilarious weirdo with a penchant for stripping and … Continue reading Should we have a second child?

One way to stop being a neoliberal employee

On paper I was practically a perfect neoliberal employee.Grew up around the world (I can live anywhere, I'm flexible and adaptable! I'm part of the international community!) speak fluent English and passable Mandarin, highly educated with a  Masters degree from Imperial College London in a numerical subject (I can problem solve rationally! I have a … Continue reading One way to stop being a neoliberal employee

Dear CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) Journal,

 I've been a CIBSE member for over 5 years now, and whilst I do enjoy reading the CIBSE Journal it is somewhat depressing to have the same stories come up time and time again, for example the gap between building design and performance, another government scheme that is being scrapped (Green Deal, Code for Sustainable … Continue reading Dear CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) Journal,

F@#k driverless cars…wouldn’t an amazing public transport system be better?

This makes me angry. Google, a company that makes billions and pays very little tax anywhere in the world on some kind of weird legalised quid pro quo that they are supposedly  investing millions in new technology that will benefit us all, is promising us driverless cars. Um...why are we still making cars ???? Even … Continue reading F@#k driverless cars…wouldn’t an amazing public transport system be better?

Congratulations EU Referendum, you’ve got me politically engaged for the first time in my life, and now I’m a concerned housewife on the rampage

An open letter to George Osborne and David Cameron because I've been listening to the EU referendum arguments and have gotten completely confused about which way to vote- and I'm university educated, young(ish-32), and I live in Brussels.  It should be a no brainer. And yet TTIP? What's that all about? Why is lowering house … Continue reading Congratulations EU Referendum, you’ve got me politically engaged for the first time in my life, and now I’m a concerned housewife on the rampage