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March 19, 2020

This week #FolkloreThursday is all about children's nursery rhymes, and I can't think of a more topical one than Ring a Ring o' Roses given the current Covid-19 pandemic situation. We are now self-isolating for 14 days, as my middle son woke up this morning with a coug...

March 12, 2020

​​This week for #FolkloreThursday I have been having some fun reading fairy tales about theft, sin and immorality. I mean, these are not uncommon themes in fairy tales, given that the faerie universe is basically a hotbed of deception, abuse, infanticide and people gen...

March 9, 2020

So I have been a bit cowardly in the last year or so, unwilling to engage openly and nail my colours to the mast because my experience of these issues on social media has been unpleasant. But it's time.

I don't know if it's just me, but this last week or two it feels l...

March 5, 2020

I'm going off-piste a little with my feminist breakdowns of popular culture today. So far I've been sticking to books and films that I adored when I was a little girl, that I've been able to understand on a deeper level as a grown-up.

Today we're going for something a...

March 2, 2020

A few years ago, before I decided to self-publish and was still working with Wysewomen Publishing, the subject of a companion piece for The Silver Moon Storybook came up. 

Something that I wasn't expecting whilst marketing Silver Moon was the assumption among quite a lo...

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