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Guest Blog: My sister on living with MS for MS Awareness Week

May 2, 2014 Zeitgeist

(My sister, and Posetta Baddog) My sister Holly was diagnosed with MS in the late 90s. It has not been an easy ride for her over the years, and I am thrilled that she is appearing here on LLG again to talk about MS in MS Awareness Week, in association with the MS Trust. This [...]

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Guest Blog: How We Treat the Disabled in the UK by Holly Wilkins

February 28, 2014 Zeitgeist

(My sister, and Posetta Baddog) Back in 2011 my father and I joined The Hardest Hit March on Parliament to protest against the cuts in welfare for the disabled. I was and remain deeply exercised by the broad stroke attitude to disability being taken by the government as part of the sweeping cuts and changes to the [...]

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Hyperemployed

January 31, 2014 Zeitgeist

“You are probably already hyperemployed. It is what happens when things that were previously a specialist job are given to you as a feature of some technology: modern systems allow you to manage your own diary, your accounting, your expenses, your letter writing, your presentation design and your research. But even though all of these [...]

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London: Camden Lock Drainage by The Canal & River Trust

November 18, 2013 Zeitgeist

The end of last week was Not Good on the tech front: you may have noticed a lacuna in posting; this was caused by a back end problem with the site. Then my printer went kaput, followed by, just to cap it all, my entire iPhoto library disappearing, necessitating a long, long session at the [...]

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The Big London Shoe Sale: We Need Your Help!

October 9, 2013 Zeitgeist

HUGE thanks to the extraordinarily talented Clym Evernden for designing the flyer for us. www.clymevernden.co.uk When I heard that Suzanne Edwards, the 23 year old sister of my dear friend, ex-assistant, and now wonderful fashion stylist Pip Edwards, had been paralysed from the waist down in an accident, was now confined to a wheelchair, and [...]

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The Power 1000: London’s Most Influential People 2013

September 24, 2013 Zeitgeist

To be honest I found the news hard to process when I was told that I was on The Evening Standard’s London’s Most Influential People list in 2012, our extraordinary Olympic year, and when I was invited to this year’s party at Battersea Power Station last Thursday I presumed it was as party filler, having [...]

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The Pig Idea!

September 1, 2013 Zeitgeist

The Pig Idea is one of the simple ideas that is brilliant in its simplicity: change EU rules to allow pigs to be fed pig swill made from leftover food, as they have for millennia, instead of stripping rainforest land to grow soya for pig feed, and forcing hard pressed farmers to buy it. So [...]

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Marks & Spencer Coronation & Celebration ShortbreadTins

August 14, 2013 Zeitgeist

I wouldn’t call myself an ardent Royalist but I do love a bit of celebratory memorabilia – my 1981 Royal Wedding mugs are a treasured possession, and I was jubilant when sent the the target=”_blank”>Harvey Nichols Diamond Jubilee Lunch Box. So I was more than happy to see M&S launch a series of rather lovely commemorative [...]

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Farewell DOMA and Prop 8

June 27, 2013 Zeitgeist

(Me and my darling boys outside the Soho Grand, Fall 2008) There was some crying in the middle of Dalston Junction this afternoon when I realised that the Supreme Court of the United States had overturned DOMA – the Defense of Marriage Act. Whilst any move forward for the civil rights movement gets me emotional, [...]

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Commander Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station: SO many kinds of wonderful

May 12, 2013 Zeitgeist

I’ve been following the Tweets of Commander Chris Hadfield, commander of Expedition 35 on the International Space Station with growing awe. It’s been an incredible personal insight into both the world of an astronaut, and our world, as seen from his photographs of Earth from space. He’s about to leave the Space Station, and today [...]

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