Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sky to have primary rights to #F1 races – a sad day for sport #bbcf1

I have written many times about how utterly fabulous I think the BBC’s Formula One coverage has been over the past two and a half years. The passion of presenter Jake Humphrey, the precision of Ted Kravitz, the empathy of … Continue reading

Posted in F1, Infernal wickedness | 6 Comments

Feminist Friday XII: The global perspective – teaching our kids to value equality

This is a really brief contribution to this week’s Feminist Friday and it poses more questions than it resolves. As mother of a 12 year old daughter, I have huge concerns about the pressures she’ll be under in the next … Continue reading

Posted in Feminist Friday | 2 Comments

The opening of the National Museum of Scotland in pictures

This morning the National Museum of Scotland re-opened its doors after a refit that’s taken more than 3 year and cost £47 million. Anna and I went along – although we couldn’t stay for too long as she had her … Continue reading

Posted in Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland | 3 Comments

My Bob was on Reporting Scotland!

I went out last night to bid farewell to a fabulous former colleague of mine, Elspeth, who is going to Hull to live with a boy. I didn’t get to see Reporting Scotland but had a text message from a … Continue reading

Posted in Family, First Scotrail | 2 Comments

Caron’s Corkers – 28 July 2011

There has been a surfeit of stellar blogging in the past couple of days. The thing that’s making me watch the news from behind a pillow is the shenanigans in the US. I’ve been having nightmares about all the potential … Continue reading

Posted in Caron's Corkers | Leave a comment

Jo Swinson MP strikes blow for honesty in advertising

I was really pleased to see yesterday that 2 adverts by L’Oreal had been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after a complaint from our MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson. If you want to see the judgements in full, … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign for Body Confidence, Jo Swinson | Leave a comment

First Scotrail derailed

In the middle of the rush hour yesterday afternoon, a train derailed in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Thankfully there were no passengers on board and nobody was hurt. However, the ensuing chaos which continues to envelop Scotland’s rail network … Continue reading

Posted in First Scotrail | 2 Comments