The Rise of the Scrunchie

This accessory, a staple for many little girls, is one that we all part from at some point in our lives. A good rule of thumb might be that it is pretty unfashionable to be seen dead wearing one after one’s teenage years, at least in public. Grown women presumably shun them for a good…

Heartbreak in Hiroshima

Heartbreak in Hiroshima. It sounds like a trashy, OTT Mills & Boon novel (I actually very much enjoy reading clichéd romantic fiction – if my love life is doomed, I don’t see why I can’t enjoy and live the love lives of fictional characters), albeit with no happy ending. This is going to be the…

“You’re so Charlotte”

That’s what he said to me. A former friend’s gay co-worker, that is. Obviously, he was referring to Charlotte York of Sex and the City fame. Now, Charlotte is adorable and positive and kind and super pretty and proper and I am happy to be told that I remind someone of such a lovely character.…