Your mother and Meatloaf

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Dear Kitty

I can read my boyfriend’s mind and, frankly, I don’t like it. It all started a month ago when we visited a country park. I suggested we find the deer and he started humming ‘Cavatina.’  Continue reading

Favourite female heroes in fiction #1 – George from the Famous Five

I was completely hooked on The Famous Five books as a kid.

Some of it was wish fulfillment: I was a working class kid from the north of England, devouring these entrancing tales of four middle class children who rowed to the family-owned island, had delicious-sounding picnics and embarked on adventures-a-plenty.

But also, it was in these books that I was introduced to George “Don’t call me Georgina” Kirrin and her amazing dog, Timmy (so clever he counts as one of the Five.)

I wanted to be just like George. Continue reading

Every journey starts with a single headscarf

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Dear Kitty,

Am I the only one without a five year plan?

I spoke to my sister the other day and she said that maybe the reason I’m so apathetic is I float through life like a mangy piece of driftwood. She actually said the word ‘mangy’. I couldn’t even muster up the oomph to be offended. Continue reading