honeypisquared Posts

13th July 2017 / / Teaching
12th July 2017 / / Learning

In the past nine weeks, I have run (shuffled, jogged, ambled) 128.20km. Before you think this is another smoothly accomplished runner’s ode, allow me to tell you that until nine…

4th July 2017 / / Feminism

All right, now I’ve got your attention with a title that intrigued but didn’t scare you, I’ll confess: this is not about floral brutality – that was just a metaphor.…

9th November 2016 / / Parenting

Dear Reader, are you a teacher or a parent, trying to explain to your children the importance of the US election result today? Me too.  It’s hard, not because my…

21st June 2016 / / Politics

Dear Reader, Would you describe yourself as patriotic? Are you a flag-bearer, a face-painter, a football-shouter, or an anthem-singer? That’s okay, isn’t it?  Of course it is.  You feel proud…

15th May 2016 / / Feminism
12th April 2016 / / Escape games
7th March 2016 / / Feminism

Dear Reader, Have you ever been referred to as ‘big’? Was there an accompanying gesture? What about ‘large’, or ‘small’? How did it make you feel? One of the interesting…

6th March 2016 / / Parenting

I love you so much more than you may think But through all the hilarious clamour of other huge people with their huge mouths and huge eyes wide Huge hands…

28th February 2016 / / Learning

Dear Reader, Have you ever surprised yourself with the realisation that your mind has been working on a problem much longer than you thought? Isn’t that a strange concept? Of…