Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tonight, I’m a Rock’n’Roll Disco 2000

In one of those moments where you realise that you’re getting old because the stuff that happened in your youth is a long time ago now, I read the twin posts by Carter and Gemima @ Sometimes It’s Just A … Continue reading

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European Elections time – who’s gonna be your Eastern Region MEP?

I try to take notice of what goes on in politics in the UK because it gives a much better platform for complaining when things don’t go the way you want them to. The European Union seems often quite arcane … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on whether Britain is “a Christian country”

So there’s been a lot of talk about David Cameron calling Britain a Christian country, the humanists saying nuh-uh and it all getting a bit silly. I identify as Christian, and am proud to do so. But I have difficulty … Continue reading

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Eyes, souls and self-doubt

As I’ve discussed before on this blog, I love doing psychology questionnaires online an have reached the point where I can recognise several of the standard instruments used, if not by name then at least by purpose/intent. The OCEAN/Five Factor … Continue reading

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Elust #57

Photo courtesy of Cammies on the Floor Welcome to Elust #57 – The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or … Continue reading

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Touch, flirting when stone-ish

One of the areas of dating advice that I have found hardest to handle is “touch shows interest”. Whether it’s the whole PUA discussion of “kino” or more feminist-oriented “how not to be creepy while dating”, the fact is, most … Continue reading

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Things that make me hopeful – free lego edition

Free lego with my Cambridge News today! Woman at the stall in the supermarket said, “We have two boys’ sets, and only one girlie set.” I said, “Well, not happy about the gender stereotyping, but…” and she replied, “Actually, a … Continue reading

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Brands vs Products vs Loyalty

Last week I went to the supermarket to buy new blades for my razor, only to find that the system had been replaced with a new, “better” version, with which my old handle was incompatible. As it happened, the old … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Never List, by Koethi Zan

I know the policy says I don’t give trigger warnings, but there’s no clue in the title and some people might just wish there had been, so this intro is like an exception to that rule. The novel being reviewed … Continue reading

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Dreaming a detective show

So, last night I had a dream that almost made sense and was a detective story of sorts. It seems worth retelling it, so here goes: It started with me walking down the shopping centre, which was definitely in Cambridge, … Continue reading

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