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 andContinue reading “Should we have a second child?”

My final facebook post

Dear facebook, This is it. This is goodbye. The rot set in several years ago when I stopped being interested in stalking my ex-boyfriends and your primary function for existing was lost, then you started harassing me with slipper advertisements, and finally this article by John Lanchester in the LRB (https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product) has me terrified ofContinue reading “My final facebook post”

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 aContinue reading “One way to stop being a neoliberal employee”

Left Wing/Right Wing or completely off piste?

I’ve been reading a lot recently, almost to the point of obsession as my daughter has been going through a good period with her napping and sleeping and there is not much else to do when you can’t leave the house. A few weeks ago my husband had a quick flick though the titles onContinue reading “Left Wing/Right Wing or completely off piste?”

Dear Jeremy Corbyn

Dear Jeremy, I’m in. I’ve never joined a political party before but the shambles of the referendum and hideousness of the debate from both sides has persuaded me that politics is far too important to leave to politicians. You seem like the least politician like one of the lot, and actually interested in democracy soContinue reading “Dear Jeremy Corbyn”