Monthly Archives: February 2011

>Lord Bonkers turns Agony Aunt

>Oh my, His Esteemed Noble Lord Bonkersness is turning his next Liberator diary into an advice column. This is going to be hilarious. I haven’t looked forward to anything quite so much since Cathy and Claire’s advice column in Jackie … Continue reading


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>Holyrood Hustings: Breakthrough Breast Cancer Scotland

>Breakthrough Breast Cancer Scotland are holding an election hustings to discuss issues around breast cancer, and women’s health in time of recession on 9th March, that’s a week on Wednesday, between 7 and 8 pm at the Storytelling Centre on … Continue reading

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>So much to look forward to this week

>What I really need at the moment is something that’s going to dissolve all the cotton wool in my head and help me concentrate. I have a stinking cold which has laid me low for the last few days, and … Continue reading

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>Lib Dem Voice let me write for them on Nick Clegg’s letter to Gary McKinnon’s mother.

>Regular readers will know that I’ve taken quite an interest in the case of Gary McKinnon, the man with Asperger’s Syndrome under threat of extradition to the US on computer hacking charges. Nick Clegg strongly supported Gary’s case, but has … Continue reading

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>Would you say "yuck" to breast milk ice cream?

>The BBC reports that a Covent Garden restaurant is going to be selling ice cream made from human milk, called – wait for it – Baby Gaga, at £14 a scoop. The milk, donated by London mother Victoria Hiley, for … Continue reading

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>PAD Photos 19th-25th February

>Here are this week’s PAD photos: Saturday My Zumba teachers Cheryl and Nadia before a charity fundraising class to raise money for the Scottish team going to the Tae Kwon Do World Championships in New Zealand. Sunday View from the … Continue reading

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>No 2 AV claims rejected by Channel 4 Factcheck – but I disagree with Yes Campaign

> No to AV needs to keep the fight for voters clean. Not my words, but those of the Channel 4 FactCheck blog when dissecting the ridiculous claims by the No 2 AV campaign that the introduction of AV would require … Continue reading

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>Help my friend Graeme raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland

> Have a look at this video in which the Duchess of Hamilton tells of her husband’s distressing experiences in hospital which have led her to spearhead a 3 year fundraising campaign to provide hospital staff with greater awareness of … Continue reading

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>The EU, Fluffy Handcuffs and the Alternative Vote #yes2av #argh2av #no2av

>What’s the best thing to do when you’re being pelted with lies, inaccuracies and emotionally charged nonsense? Disarming with humour is usually quite an effective tactic and a genius has come up with the perfect antidote to the No2AV Campaign’s … Continue reading

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>Commemorating 100 million missing women – Garterstitch 100’s International Women’s Day Project

>The world isn’t really separated into those who can knit and those who can blog, but I certainly can’t do the former, so instead I’m going to publicise an imaginative project taking place in Glasgow for International Women’s Day. It’s … Continue reading

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