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Blue Monday – 10 Reasons to be Miserable

Blue Monday – 10 Reasons to be Miserable

Monday’s have always been shite. And when the Boomtown Rats in 1979 immortalised the spine tingling apathetic response of Brenda Ann Spencer to her brutal campus killing spree, the shitest day of the week even got its own soundtrack. As if regular Mondays all year round aren’t bad enough, the prospect of ‘Blue Monday’ on…

By bearded ladies 21st January 2019 0

Middle Age? Forget it.

Middle Age? Forget it.

As my friends and I edge towards middle age, our conversations invariably default into a particular, pattern. This shift usually starts after a couple of drinks and frequently ends in a Google frenzy. Occasionally in exasperation and very rarely, triumph. They generally go something like this . . . Me   “You know that bar we…

By bearded ladies 18th January 2019 0

My Final Bloody Hurrah

My Final Bloody Hurrah

My 432nd period finds me, like the preceding 431 before it: utterly unprepared and as if it were my first. How can this be? Since the tender age of 11 when the first red splodge of blood appeared making my adolescent legs wobble, I’ve been as regular as clockwork, as predictable as the lunar cycle,…

By bearded ladies 7th January 2019 0

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly. . . FFS!

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly. . . FFS!

I am Mrs Christmas. I wholly embrace the festivities and usually manage to swerve the usual seasonal stresses of extended family, never ending to do lists and sugar crazed kids. However this year I am a tad concerned. Since hitting my mid 40’s I increasingly find myself becoming ‘a bit cross’ quite quickly. When I…

By bearded ladies 7th December 2018 0

Mariella Frostrup, Poster Girl #2

Whilst last month Gwyneth P merely dipped her manicured toe into some glossy public awareness raising about the perimenopause, this week back over on our side of the pond, in her documentary ‘The Truth About the Menopause’ Mariella Frostrup dropped the M bomb on the unsuspecting British public’s TV screens. For that she gets the…

By bearded ladies 1st December 2018 0

Support Your Local Girl Gang

My daughter has a t-shirt that reads ‘Support your local girl gang’. Whilst obviously not purporting to advocate criminal activity in our neighbourhood, it’s a strong statement nonetheless. And I quite like how in the last couple of years we have moved on from the smug Taylor Swift ‘squad’ (note: white girls only, and mostly…

By bearded ladies 20th November 2018 0

A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men

In honour of this year’s International Men’s Day and their theme of positive male role models, we at TBLC have created The Good Guys Gallery featuring our favourite Top 10 forward thinking and fabulous fellas . . .  

By bearded ladies 16th November 2018 0