Posts tagged ‘Social’

May 14, 2014

Tibits: Veggie Heaven


I am a veggie (sort of, I can eat fish if it isn’t looking at me) but I avoid veggie restaurants. I know that’s bonkers but I find that good restaurants always have good options and let’s face it, the atmosphere will be better as veggie restaurants aren’t usually filled with roaring drunken laughter.

Not so Tibits! Tucked away on Heddon Street just off Regent St, this gem of a restaurant is wonderful. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a restaurant because it

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April 25, 2012

School Lottery

Dear Diary,

Last week, we found out the my daughter did not get our first choice school despite being in the catchment area. It is a lottery system that depends on siblings, special needs and of course the recession led baby boom….

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December 15, 2011

Super Nannies

£448 million to be spent on troubleshooters for problem families!

These “super nannies” will go into “troubled” households and attempt to sort out their problems. They will ensure people are getting up and going to work; that children aren’t truanting; that anti-social behaviour is eradicated. The so called “troubled” families will lose benefits and or face eviction if they do not comply.

Family From TV Series "Shameless"

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August 23, 2011

Cliques & Clans

Have we become more clique and clan like, more suspicious of others and more unwelcoming of new faces? Or are we just getting older and wiser and cannot be bothered to make idle chat with new people?

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May 23, 2011

Dare To Drive

Saudi Arabia will be experiencing a social revolution, on June 17th,  from women who are campaigning for their right to drive. At the centre of the promotion of the campaign is Manal Alsharif’s video of herself driving on You Tube, here seen through ScarceMedia.

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April 17, 2011

The First Lady Of Fleet Street

Born in India, brought up in England and disowned by her family for her beliefs, Rachel Beer was the first female editor of a newspaper at a time when women didn’t even have the vote.

Her remarkable story as editor of two of the most celebrated newspapers (The Observer and The Times) and plight of being a successful woman in the late 19th century can be read in “The First Lady of Fleet Street” by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev.

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April 6, 2011

What’s In Your Handbag?

Apparently you can tell a lot about a person by the contents of their handbag. I emptied out my handbag to see what was in there. Apart from the obvious, my purse, phone, make-up bag, I discovered I am a hoarder or maybe just lazy at clearing my handbag.

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April 3, 2011

How It Used to Be

Dear Diary,

As I sat down to a fabulous meal cooked by my husband on Mother’s Day, I remembered how it used to be….before we had children.

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March 24, 2011

Indian Timing

I was over an hour late the other day to meet a friend for her graduation ceremony and I was in all angry and flustered. Punctuality is not something that is associated with Indians. For someone who is punctual, this drives me insane. I hate being late and get really annoyed when I am made to be late. I hate being associated with “Indian Timing”.

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