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Stay there: we’ll bring the UK school to you – The Times

In Business, Education, Internet, Newspaper Contributions on April 18, 2016 at 8:53 am

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Half of under-12s admit speaking to strangers online – The Times

In Internet, Newspaper Contributions, Social Affairs on February 16, 2016 at 5:10 pm

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Latest banking scandal: has poll been rigged to put Telford on our tenner? – The Times

In Business, Internet, Newspaper Contributions, Social media on February 9, 2016 at 6:10 pm

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Shoppers to splurge £6,000 every second – The Times

In Business, Internet, Newspaper Contributions on November 25, 2014 at 9:58 pm

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Pirouetting palace guardsman’s identity is revealed – The Times

In Internet, Newspaper Contributions, Royal on September 22, 2014 at 4:55 pm

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Alfie’s YouTube ride to stardom – The Times

In Internet, Newspaper Contributions, Social media on September 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

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House of Boreds – EXCLUSIVE for The Sun

In Internet, Newspaper Contributions on June 29, 2014 at 10:01 am

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Miley, Don’t Make Me Cry – The Vagenda

In Comment and Opinion, Internet, Magazine Contributions, Music Reviews, Women on October 3, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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Saturday night. I’m babysitting. I’m also, by chance, engaging in anthropological research regarding the social implications of Miley Cyrus’s very public, orchestrated ‘breakdown’ for a pre-pubescent audience, as her music blasts out of the television.

“What’s happened to Miley Cyrus?!” quoth ten-year-old Amelia.

“It’s all the fame,” ten-and-a-fifth-year-old Sophie sighs. “It’s got to her. First Britney, then Lindsay, and now Hannah Montana.”

Hannah Montana is a squeaky clean Disney Channel character. Miley Cyrus has grown up and metamorphosed into her alter ego in a powerful Jekyll-Hyde-esque transformation that has left young girls confused to say the least.

They know what ‘twerking’ is. They just about know that ‘humping’ is ‘sexy’. But they don’t know what sex is – and so they shouldn’t! Call me prudish if you must.

“Have you seen the video for wrecking ball?” Amelia whispers, quite horrified, “She hasn’t got any clothes on!”

These girls, whom Hannah Montana lured into her pop-princess bubblegum lair, have been duped into ‘twerking out’ what adolescence is just a tad too soon. Read the rest of this entry »

“Cam Sis-In-Law In Net Pic Apology” – News Article for The Sun – 21/09/13

In Internet, Newspaper Contributions on September 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

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Published in The Sun on p6 21/09/13

My Nomination for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

In Internet on March 11, 2013 at 8:58 am

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Before yesterday, I had no idea this award existed. Then Beth Wangler honored me with a nomination and really knocked my socks off, so to speak – so thank you!

The rules of the award are as follows:

 I must provide a link and give thanks to the blogger who nominated me
 I must answer 10 questions
 I must nominate 10 other blogs that I enjoy reading
 I must provide links to said blogs and inform the authors that I am nominating them
 I must include the award logo in my post

For this award, I nominate:

A year of reading the world, the noble worker,
1) Interesting Literature
2) The Bully Pulpit
3) The Adam Lebovits Memorial Blog
4) Sam Reeves Blog
5) El Café Habla
6) A year of reading the world
7) Home Front Girl
8) The Noble Worker
9) The Secret Diary of a Call Centre
10) Homemade With Mess

Now, to answer the ten questions:

1) Your favorite color? Purple, with a good, deep orange nearby.
2) Your favorite animal? Horses.
3) Your favorite drink? Cold Pimms and hot Yorkshire tea.
4) Facebook or Twitter? Facebook.
5) Your favorite pattern? Henna.
6) Do you prefer getting or giving presents? There’s always a slightly selfish satisfaction in planning, making and giving the perfect present. But at the same time, I equally selfishly love being surprised.
7) Your favorite number? Three. For all those holy, spiritual reasons. But not in a crowd.
8) Favorite day of the week? Fridays, obviously.
9) Favorite flower? Good old tulips. The urchins of the flower world. Especially in orange. Actually, any orange flowers.
10) What is your passion? Words.

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