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Why I Love Borgen

I’ve caught the Nordic Noir bug and got the jumpers to prove it. Along the way I’ve developed a huge crush on the Prime Minister of Denmark, or as I know her, Birgitte Nyborg, star of the Danish political TV drama Borgen. I’m only half way through Season 2 but I’m completely hooked. Who thought […]

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Logo for TEDx Covent Garden Women UnLabelled Event 7 December 2013

#UnLabelled at TEDx Covent Garden Women

Picture the scene. 250 people on their feet, shouting ‘F**k the Labels’ at the tops of their voices and rejoicing in the sheer power and freedom of it. For me, that moment was the highlight of the TEDxCoventGardenWomen* event on 7th December when 12 speakers took to the stage to share with us their approach […]

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Would you Let Your Hair go Fifty Shades of Grey?

Let me start with a confession. The truth is … I’m not a natural blonde! There, I’ve said it. But you probably knew that already. If you’re a forty-something woman like myself, you’ll realise that at our age we’re all hiding the ravages of time with one of the greatest age-defying inventions of all – […]

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Surfs Up! Women and the Waves

My friend Victoria bought a skateboard recently and has taken to riding it along the carpeted corridors of academia. That’s all very well you might say, until I tell you that Victoria is in her mid-forties and a Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture with the serene demeanour of a nun. Then you might laugh […]

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Is it Time to Talk About The Menopause?

Last weekend I found myself having three separate conversations about the menopause. The first was with my hairdresser. We were discussing our monthly migraines and before you knew it we were swapping stories of how we no longer recognise ourselves at times as our hormones wreak havoc with our moods, minds and bodies. I had […]

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