Joan discusses Valentine's Day, martyrdom and true love and how they really show up in a relationship...
50:50 Parliament is marked the anniversary of the first woman MP taking up her seat. London, 5.15 pm, 1 Dec 2015 – Ninety-six years after Nancy Astor took her seat in the House of Commons 50:50 Parliament campaigners rally by the railings outside Parliament and then march through the House of Commons to hear MPs debate […]
Jobs for the Girls: Leah talks about her career as a specialist physiotherapist. Name: Leah Occupation: Specialist Physiotherapist Hours per week: Many, many! Do you enjoy your work? I love it. What does your job/day involve? I start the day gently with a stretch and a breathe and I take time to be glad and think about […]
Jobs for the Girls: Claire talks about her career as a research scientist. Name: Claire Occupation: Livestock Systems Scientist Hours per week: 30 Do you enjoy your work? yes What does your job/day involve? As a research scientist, I have to write scientific papers and reports relating to the research we are doing. I also have […]
Two women, Jenny and Ann, visit Reykjavik in Iceland for one weekend of sightseeing. Getting There: Reykjavik is just three hours flying time from the UK. Jenny and Ann flew from Luton Airport on Easyjet to Keflavik Airport. Accommodation: Comfortable and affordable 4 Star accommodation at the Icelandair Reykjavik Marina Hotel which is close to the […]
Women from History: Inspirational women for the next generation How many of these women have you heard of? How many of these women do you know anything about? Have any of them ever inspired you? Have your own daughters heard of these inspirational women? If not, why not? If you are inspired to find out […]
Finding a lifeline of support and friendship when coping with loneliness and bereavement.
Charity Widowed & Young offers unconditional support to the bereaved.
Five ways to update your wardrobe for a casually chic Spring look, without spending a penny! Stuck in a winter fashion rut? Want to update your wardrobe? You can shrug off your woollies and prepare for Spring sunshine with a bit of wardrobe ingenuity! Think frugal and still retain your style. Tip 1 Rediscover […]
Why is it that some men still struggle to treat women as equals? I will not stamp my feet no matter the temptation but if there is anyone else out there who feels that they are living in a man’s world you will understand precisely why I want to scream out in frustration. Just recently […]
An incensed reader asks schools to try harder. OMG! OMG! OMG! The photo below was snapped in one of my local secondary schools. In case you can’t read the small print, girls are being encouraged to work out whether their body shape is most like an apple, a pear, an hourglass or a rectangle. Thanks. […]
A mum's perspective on what it's like living with her daughter's eating disorder.
How do we get better gender balance in Parliament? In December 2015, around two hundred 50:50 Parliament campaign supporters held a rally outside Parliament to remember Nancy Astor, the first woman to take her seat as an MP, 96 years ago. A lively debate then took place inside the House of Commons, with a cross-party […]
Honourable Friends? left the t4w book group keen to take action. Here are three suggestions from the author herself for what to do next. When the book club read Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change, they felt informed, inspired and ready for action. But Honourable Friends? highlights so many areas which need reform, […]
A review of Caroline Lucas’ Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change. Last month our bookclub was reading “Honourable Friends?” by Caroline Lucas, the UK’s lone Green MP. In the book, Caroline Lucas shares what she has learnt from her first five years in Westminster, in the hope that her readers will be informed […]