THIS TEXT ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON WALESONLINE ON JULY 25TH 2014, ALONGSIDE THE EXPERIENCES OF FIVE OTHER WOMEN. THE WHOLE PIECE IS WORTH READING. I agreed to write this piece a … Continue Reading When did a side order of sexual harassment become as de rigeur as a kebab on a night out?
Every time the office buzzer rang today, I silently prayed it would be the courier. And when it eventually was, and I finally had the box in my hand, I … Continue Reading On what Louboutins have in common with Nike Airs…
I bet none of these chancers were doing what I was doing last night. Viz. drinking gin in the garden, picking apart the finer lyrical points of Amy Winehouse’s Back … Continue Reading On joining a gym….
Three mornings this week the boy has been minding his own business in the kitchen only to be disturbed by hollered snippets of misery from the floor above. Thanks to … Continue Reading Goodnight Bobby…and musings on musical deaths
It’s such a cliché to not like Mondays that I really wish I did like them. I’ve tried hard to flirt with Monday, to trick myself into pretending it’s actually … Continue Reading She-Bop: A history of women in rock and pop
There’s little better on a sunny day than bagging a place on a sun lounger in the garden and tuning in to Huey (the achingly cool Noo Yoiker from the … Continue Reading Love songs reimagined
Just before I retired to bed last night, I read on Twitter that Gerry Goffin had died aged 75. As one half of one of the most successful songwriting partnerships … Continue Reading Thanks for the music Gerry
First things first: yes, I’m late to the blog party. I’ve been meaning to get around to starting one for about, ooh, seven years now. Why? Because I love writing. … Continue Reading It’s about time…