Points of View

199 inaccessible tube stops

Travelling through London as a wheelchair user

When I moved to London to pursue a postrgraduate degree, I quickly realised that Londoners absolutely love talking about the tube. What lines get them from home to work, what disruptions have they experienced? Quite often,…

3 min

Now Now Now!

How instant online gratification has led to our modern day culture of impatience

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal (yes, scandal is the right word) and after reading Annabel’s rather brilliant feature looking at the future of blogging, I’m thinking a lot about the internet right now….

5 min

The Future of Blogging is Alive and Kicking

An Essay on the Current Status and Future of Blogging in 2018

Go get a cuppa friend – find yourself a comfy top pot on the sofa or snuggle down beneath the sheets of a Sunday lie-in. This is a long one, which I’m afraid could not be…

14 min

Confessions of a Spend Thrift

Or muddling my way through money management

Last week, on my way home from work, I stopped to buy a Kinder Bueno while waiting for my 6.15 train at Blackfriars. After spending far too long looking at the cover of magazines that I…

4 min

Why Racial Dialogue Hurts Me

And why really seeing people means not labelling them

Ever since I was a small child, society’s discourse has been that life is a bit harder for me. Firstly, because I’m female. And secondly, because I’m not white. I became skilled at ignoring those messages,…

4 min

Bad Eggs and Sad Chickens

Making informed, compassionate food choices

As a long-time vegetarian, I’ve lost count of the number of times friends have said to me “Oh, but I hardly eat meat at all now! Just a bit of chicken; I never eat red meat.”…

9 min

International Women’s Day 2018


Today is my daughters 14th birthday. It is also International Women’s Day. Somehow that feels significant – I can’t quite describe why. I am mum to 3 girls, aged 17, 14 and 11. Raising my girls is…

3 min

Are You Going To Keep Trying For A Boy?

An exploration of Gender Disappointment

My girls are 17, 13 and 11 years old. They bring me and my husband a huge amount of joy. Currently Freyja (17) is studying for a Diploma in Music Production at our local College and…

9 min

No more cakes. No more biscuits. No more crisps.

Could an ‘innocent’ children’s book be contributing to the eating disorders epidemic?

I was recently enjoying a one-year-old’s birthday party when I stumbled upon a copy of one of her books: ‘The Large Family – A Piece Of Cake’. An innocent purchase and a much loved classic children’s…

3 min

‘Being 13’ by Matilda Burke

Our 21st century world through the eyes of a 13 year old girl

Hello I’m Matilda, but people call me Tilly! I am 13 years old and home schooled. I live in the Lake district with my mum (Camilla, who is a writer and editor for ‘A Life Loved’)…

6 min