Posted on March 3rd, 2017 by Jane
Jess Phillips is the Labour MP for Birmingham, Yardley. In her own words she is ‘gobby’. That is to say she speaks up for what she believes in and is not cowed (not for long, anyway) by the trolls who are determined to silence her and other ‘gobby’ women.
Posted on July 5th, 2016 by Jane
Enid Blyton was prolific author mainly known for children’s books although she’s not been too popular in recent years because of the politically incorrect tone of her books. Aged 6 or 7 I knew nothing about political correctness; the term hadn’t been invented. I did know about reading though and I loved Enid’s work with a passion. Well, her characters. Oh Julian…
Posted on October 6th, 2015 by Jane
“Self promotion isn’t nice”
So begins one of the sections in Inge’s Woudtra’s new book Be Gender Smart. More on that ‘niceness’ later.
I get sent lots of books to review so I will ‘fess up and say I didn’t actually buy this. It was sent as a gift with a lovely inscription, for which many thanks, Inge! However, I would have bought this book because it brings together a lot of information in one place in a very readable format, with practical advice.
Posted on September 3rd, 2015 by Jane
Self esteem,, or rather lack of, is always cited as a big issue for women. Read what Christine Webber, psychotherapist, has to say on the topic.
Posted on March 11th, 2015 by Jane
I’ve been fickle, I admit it. I had a brief meaningless fling with my new friend, Kindle, but it’s over, trust me. Oh, I keep in touch for old times sake, and I take the old thing away on trips to keep it happy, but actually it only really served to rekindle (!) my love affair with books. I am back to books for good. There is something so beautiful and timeless about books. I just have to see a
Posted on February 28th, 2014 by Jane
I was browsing again through my copy of ‘A Woman’s Place is in the Boardroom’ by Peninah Thomson & Jacey Graham (Palgrave Macmillan) when I came across the chapter on using personal power and charm. I really like their 9 etiquette points and thought I’d share them with you: Write those ‘thank you’ letters for help given to you or kindness shown to you. Don’t inadvertently be rude. Don’t just observe the courtesies; be courteous and well mannered always. Try