Of course, I have been at the polling station today to vote in the local election. But it doesn’t stop just here. Thanks to you, Metropolitan Mum has been shortlisted as Best Looking MAD Blog 2010. Yay! Who cares that you rate my blog’s looks over my – ahem – accomplished writing? Go, show some […]
Remember the song 99 red balloons? Aged eight, I would secretly hum the melody I had heard somewhere on the radio. It was unthinkable to tune away from Classic FM at home, let alone ask to be bought the track. My pianist-turned-music-teacher mother vividly disapproved of contemporary music and condemned everything that wasn’t Grieg or […]
Sometimes I find myself full of longing for a tiny bit of Lilly Pulitzer, college friend of Jacqueline Bouvier (better known as Jackie Kennedy), fashion designer and Queen of Preppiness. But this side of the pond there is just no getting your hands on a “Lilly” shift dress; as far as I know they are […]
I love Mondays. Mainly because of The Guardian’s Monday supplement G2 and its ‘Ask Hadley’ series. Every Monday Hadley Freeman answers sartorial questions in a witty and often unexpected way. And I rarely disagree. But when it comes to blaspheming Carrie Bradshaw, I can’t just sit and watch injustice happen.
Tempted, anyone? Maybe not such a first class idea after all…
Surname, first name, address. Post code, telephone, occupation. Occupation? The worst bit of my recent and otherwise lovely course at St Martins was filling in an A4 form. Or this one little box, to be precise. Occupation. Occupation. Occupation. No matter from which angle I looked at the black little line behind the trigger, the […]
I could easily play it cool and pretend not to care whatsoever, but I do. Some very nice folks have nominated this blog for THE MADS 2010 blog awards. And now that I am on the list, I would really like to win. Or at least be shortlisted. So please, if you like my blog, […]
The fabulous Lily Lemontree invited me to guest-post on her beautiful blog about my favourite style icon. This is flattering for multiple reasons. Not only is Lily Lemontree one of the most stylish blogs out there, but also is her series ‘Style Icons’ one of my favourite. So whom did I choose? Let me tell […]
In the glorious wobble-free days before baby, I have been known to be a little obsessed with exercise. I used to run before work, go for a swim after work and spent my lunch breaks on a reformer. Now, if you are thinking I would have been getting steamy with a protestant in between finishing […]
When the school bullies decided to pick on me, I fantasised on how I would not stumble across my own words, how I would be as mean as they were, leaving them behind embarrassed and ashamed, lost for words. If only I were grown-up, so I thought, I would have taught them respect.