Who would you want as a role model: Hina Khan or Amy Childs?

Two weeks ago, there was widespread condemnation of the Taliban, when they shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai in the head for speaking out about girls’ education. Hina Khan Now, another Pakistani schoolgirl, 17-year-old Hina Khan, has been threatened for doing the same thing and has asked the Pakistani Government for extra protection – something they seem unwilling to give. These […]

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Lose the stickers

OK, so the picture on the left is pretty crap, but I think you can tell what I’m getting at. Why is it that every single individual piece of fruit now has to have its own special sticker? We’re not talking the branding ones like ‘Cape’ or ‘Zespri’, just the ones with number and name. I know it’s to help […]

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The state of modern cinema

We went to see the new Batman movie last night and caught the late showing, starting at 9pm. Now first of all, a confession. As we have limited babysitting options, C and I haven’t been to the cinema together since before A was born. However, I’ve been spoilt for many years because I get invites to see advance screenings of […]

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