Friday 5...Novel Nostalgia
It’s Friday, and I fancy a meander down memory lane. Childhood TV keeps getting ruined, so join me for a trashy teenage novel top 5...
This week on Radio 4 Ed Miliband was informed that the word coming up most in polls about him was ‘weird’. The combination of "Standing against his brother for the leadership…his apparently reluctant marriage, and his manner of speaking” has all resulted in a public conclusion of oddness.
Image: Arthur Public Library
Squeamish Bikini is all about the embracing, that’s why we have a squid as our mascot. We need all those arms for the embracing! So with stingy tentacles restrained we welcome Sue to the site to tell us about her experience as a mature student on an Access course.
I was not encouraged to go on to Higher Education, I think my father felt it wasn’t really for women – get a nice civilized diploma in shorthand and typing there’s a good girl. Mostly women were expected to get married, live in a semi and have 2.4 children. That’s just how it was.
Jen Smith, formerly of Bratmobile and The Quails, alleged coiner of the term riot grrrl and ‘zine maker extraordinaire is preserving the DIY spirit of Riot Grrrl. Smith has turned her hands to pickling.
Bessie Smith Invents the Blues
Squeamish Bikini is a website of its word. Or something along those lines. When I said I was going travelling, I did. When I said I was going to skydive, I did. When I said I was going to learn to drum like Janet Weiss I…bought some bitchin’ shades that I’m pretty sure give me the air of a drummer.
But I digress. The point is I said in my Madonna feature that blues singer Bessie Smith, deserved more coverage and as her death day approacheth (26th September) now seems like the time to crack out a short profile of the woman Betty Davis growls about on her track ‘They Say I’m Different’
There are ground-breaking women, and then there's Camille du Gast.
Entirely in a class of her own, France's Camille du Gast was the first woman to compete seriously in motorsport, the first woman to make a parachute jump, an athlete in a range of disciplines, and an accomplished concert pianist.
Friday 5... Mythical creatures
We’re feeling all mythical and that. Here’s our countdown of our 5 favourite mythical beasts.
Strawberry nails forever
After the Fish Pedicure feature a ton of you wrote in asking about my strawberry toenail art. Ok no one did but I am sure that is just because you’re all shy. And as I am such a giver here is my step by step guide to painting yourself some strawberry nails.
It’s Friday. That means we post that list thing again. It’ll grow on you.
After many exclusive magazine interviews, 23 autobiographies and 590 reality TV shows finally we can now learn the truth about Katie Price with the launch of Katie Magazine. Like I was under the impression Pricey wanted to go raven black again hair-wise but from the Katie Magazine launch images I can see she is more platinum than ever. You see, so! Many! Lies!