There are howls of pain all around me: on social media, in the news, on whatsApp. "I couldn't be at the funeral" "I wasn't there when she died" "We said our goodbyes over an iPad" "I had to rely on strangers to make sure the kids had food" "I couldn't sit with my son during … Continue reading To the Heroes
I was lucky enough to be asked to compère the Parliamentary Internet, Communications, and Technology Forum summer reception. PICTFOR is an all-party group that helps to shape policy by ensuring that MPs and Lords are well informed. Houses of Parliament Terrace - a very nice place for tea I was particularly honoured to be able … Continue reading PICTFOR Summer Reception
I love getting copies of the translated editions of Swearing is Good for You. Like babies, they're all unique and it's not done to have favourites. From the subtle not to Never Mind the Bollocks... of the UK edition, to the cute kid flipping the bird on the US edition, to the beautiful F*ck Yeah pill on the US one. … Continue reading Is it a naked llama?
This summer was a terrific tour of fantastic festivals! From Brighton to Edinburgh, Glasgow to Cheltenham, I had a complete blast! My next couple of dates are Norwich Science Festival, in an After Hours show on Friday next week (the 27th October). Then I'm off to Mumbai for the Tata International Literary Festival in November. … Continue reading More travels
One of the absolute best things about writing Swearing is Good for You is how many brilliant, inspiring, supportive women I've had the chance to work with. I'll talk more about my agent and publisher in another post, but in this one, I want to give a shout-out to three women I've had the enormous privilege … Continue reading Strong Women, Strong Language