Big up to you, Blackpool!

You’ll be aware that during the past 18 months travel hasn’t really been a thing. 

For some people, last summer might have meant a caravanning holiday with their families, but for me, the furthest I went was to pick up an order from Ikea’s car park, some four miles away.

My life has seemingly shrunk to the size of a pinhead and while I have been happy creating teeny, tiny adventures in my locality, the nagging voice in my head has been telling me that I have been allowing my world to get smaller and smaller and that, when the time comes to start travelling again, I’m going to really struggle to rediscover what little confidence I had.

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My Long life, hopes and dreams on Census Day

Today is Census Day in the UK.

I’m quite sure you know that it takes place every 10 years and that the official line is it’s to help organisations make future plans for services such as transport, education and healthcare.

My own opinion is that it’s slightly more involved than that and that its purposes are not quite so wholesome. However, as you know, I prefer to avoid politics on my blog as they make me quite cross – and I’m cross enough already.

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Another long day, another kick in the teeth

This morning I received an automated email in response to an opportunity I had put my heart and soul in to trying to make mine.

The computer said no.  Again.

It wasn’t a surprise really.  After all, who’d want a fat, old, ugly past-it like me?!

Today is International Women’s Day and we are surrounded by tales of celebration and posts of despair.  

Whichever you’re feeling, and the circumstances you’re dealing with, the fact is that is inequality is still very much real and part of daily life for most women.  

And if that wasn’t bad enough, it seems that the difficulties increase and how we feel about them become more and more intense, the older we become.