Savvy Books – Not Yet Wall

Independent Scotland Would England really be better off without Scotland or, post Scottish independence, would a wall need to be built to stop the English from stepping over the border to Scotland? These are the questions that led to the the novel I am currently working on, with the aptly-named title ‘The Wall’. Little did I…

Savvy Article – Climatopause

Written in response to an article implying that climate change is responsible for hair loss in men. I’m feeling it: waves of anxiety run through my inners like slow-cutting knives; my golden-orange locks thin out, to make way for razor-blade edges of silver-white; and I’m all clammy, alternately baked hot and frozen cold, I’m nearly…

Savvy Article – Boris & Donald

Dear Boris and Donald, Overlords. Overlords and outsiders. Oppressive order. Savvy! The stuff, Boris and Donald, of dystopian novels. Or is it? Is the word dystopia really a synonym for the here and now, for your here and now? For a world in which your narcissistic selves climbed over piles of others, in your desperate…

Silly Article – Savvy Clown

A response to an article written by Bradley Jolly in ‘The Mirror’. What a fantastic idea to hire a clown as company for a redundancy meeting! Why give employers the satisfaction of believing themselves to be passing on bad news? A redundancy is, after all, an occasion to be celebrated. An opportunity. The chance for…

Savvy Article – Womenostop

Pause. Just pause for a moment – either mid-sentence, or mid-life, and consider this question. Why is the beast that brings upon womankind symptoms such as: hot flushes, extreme anxiety, over-thinking and short-term forgetfulness labelled the menopause? It’s got nothing to do with ‘men’, or with ‘pauses’, other than that it gives ‘men’ an excuse…

Savvy Article – The Resistance

Written in  response to How to Navigate a Midlife Career Transition: One Day at a Time. As we approach fifty, or accelerate past it, we represent a resistance to ‘change’ movement in the workplace. The reality is that we have had plenty of years in which to witness the same so-called ‘changes’ having been tried out…

The Devolution of Man: As women have evolved, have men devolved?

  Pleased to be notified of a new follower, and knowing that ‘one good turn deserves another’, I, in turn, click through to the good man’s website. The first post I come across offers words of profound advice to errant women. In summary: Women should take a look at themselves in the mirror, the author instructs,…

Mental Health: Workplace Stigma

A response to Sofia Tindall’s article, about the stigma of mental health. It’s a Friday morning and, keen to create a poem, I browse my news feed for some inspiration, only to be confronted with the revelation, courtesy of Sofia Tindall (journalist for Grazia) that the mental health stigma still exists! A revelation? Hardly! I read…

Easter Sunday: An Offering

Inspired by my expanding collection of Folio books … Disclaimer: This post contains an image link to a Folio Society book available on Amazon. Should you choose to purchase the book, via that link,  I will receive a commission at no extra cost to yourself. Mother’s at church. Sprogs are in bed. Hubby’s onto emails…

Perfection: A Ramble

Inspired by five random words found in in Issue 67 of ‘mslexia’. The random words being: installed, perfection, inherent, decent and interactive.   Interested in being active in an interactive sort of a way, I exercise my gouty foot by shifting it to avoid it being rolled over by the wheels of my office chair….