Today I woke up feeling angry. It’s rare for me to wake up with this emotion. Tired? Yes, almost always. Sad? Sometimes. Happy? Now and again when I sleep for 10 hours without waking once. But today: angry. Restless. I woke up a few times during the night. I thought about the stories I’d read […]
One of the many things I’ve learned since moving to Germany is that politics doesn’t start and end with the UK. Obviously world politics has always been interesting – and is a hyped-up crazy spectacle right now – but I feel the UK is fairly inward looking. It always frustrated me that the newspaper industry in Scotland, […]
Grazia, May 29 2017 Let’s just get this out there – I love bodies. I smile when I spot freckled skin, fleshy arms and hairy chests. I love curves on a long torso and wonky toes. I admire big noses and bottoms with a bit of life about them. The human body has always fascinated […]
Refinery 29, April 12, 2017 It’s Friday night and I’m enjoying a well-earned wine and some trashy TV with one of my favourite people in the world. But it’s not my boyfriend on the sofa passing me crisps. It’s not even a reliable girlfriend or flatmate. It’s actually my mum, who I live with along […]
The Evening Times opinion column, February 11 2016 There is only one thing I love more than a good Hollywood movie. And that’s a good Hollywood movie about journalism.
The Evening Times opinion column, October 8 2015 Right now and in the coming weeks refugees will be trying to settle into life in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland.
The Evening Times opinion column, March 20 2014 If you’re only as young as you feel then I’m afraid I’ve gone the other way … because I’m getting on for about 74.