I’m quite a politcal beast and one thing I’m really passionate about is voting (if you’re eligible) so here are my top tips for voting: Vote! Just effing vote.  If you only read the first tip that’s fine! Vote!  Did you hear me? Vote!  Got that? Good. Oh, and VOTE!!! Register to vote. In order to vote you need to register to vote, you can do that here.  I’ve even put the link in for you.  Aren’t I nice? You have until 23.59 22nd May 2017 to do it. Get it done – now, or after you’ve read this.  Whatever. Postal Voting. If, like me, you are aRead More →

A friend of mine shared this on Facebook yesterday The general consensus was that this was outrageous.  Some of her friends said they’d only had one child and given up their job as they were better off financially not working than paying out for childcare. Others said that there should be more money for childcare, I pointed out that in some Scandinavian countries mothers are paid to stay at home with their children. Not that I’m biased at all you understand. Then one of her friends said, and I quote “no one forces people to have kids.  It’s their choice” I don’t normally rise toRead More →

On our local mum’s network is a thread about who gets the weekend lie in.  You must bear in mind that this is a network primarily favoured by mothers but also those that care for children such as grandmothers, childminders etc etc.  I thought the norm would be to take weekend lie ins in turns.  That’s certainly what Vince and I (try to) do.  One of us has Saturday and the other Sunday although I’m invariably woken up by Big L who comes in to check he can get out of bed….every day. Sometimes I can get back to sleep, others not so much.  TheRead More →

There was an article in the local rag recently about a woman who had complained to a train company about workmen who had wolf whistled at her.  Now.  Let’s set the scene. Said woman was alone on a platform locally following an awards ceremony in London. She was waiting on a connecting train. She was dressed up.  It was late at night. She was wolf whistled at by several workmen that were working for the train company nearby. She felt vulnerable. I can understand that.  I have walked home from the pub slightly inebriated on countless occasions and yes I felt vulnerable.  Head down.  WalkRead More →

Jesus wept people. St.George’s Cross is NOT racist.  I don’t think it is.  Why do you feel the need to share pictures on Facebook suggesting it is? The fact that you do suggests you think it is too. Although I have to admit when I see it I have a pang of “oh shit the EDL are on one again” St. George’s  Cross has been pinched by twatty right wing extremists and you are buying into their propaganda. Get a grip. It’s England’s flag.  Take it back from those wankers and make it something to be proud of.  Don’t go shouting “if you don’t likeRead More →

Erica’s blog. Stardate June 24th 2016.  See what I did there? So.  We voted Out. Fuck.  I wasn’t expecting that.  I thought it would be close but I never expected it to be that close.  I voted in. I felt we were stronger in the EU.  I owe the EU a lot, if it wasn’t for free movement I probably wouldn’t have met Vince (who’s French) and we wouldn’t have had our two beautiful children. How it will leave us as a family only time will tell. But.  The majority voted Out. We are a democracy and we must accept that.  I can only hopeRead More →