I did everything before I left, except for update this blog. Check out this post for a quick update on my current whereabouts and adventures over the past seven months, or head over to www.theflashpacker.info for the unabridged version
Why we shouldn't gender kids' products, and the dangers of boys-only dinosaurs
Perhaps they were being polite. Perhaps they really wanted to learn to cycle. Or perhaps my cycling evangelism has finally paid off.
A brief discussion on why "you're a fat, ugly slag" is the worst possible punishment, regardless of the crime, the context, or the recipient's actual physical attractiveness and number of sexual partners. Plus some scary statistics of just affecting it is when we women are so regularly taught to equate size with success
The Met Police's new "Report It To Stop It" campaign is a step in the right direction, even if my own experience of reporting a sex crime on public transport was bungled from start to finish and left me with no desire to ever make another report. Is this a sign that times are changing?
Recollections of the ferry I took to Shanghai from Dalian, a port in northern China, in 2004, which no longer exists; and the hotel at which we stayed, historic and decrepit, now long-since renovated, housing ghosts, antiques and memories of which we weren't even aware
It turns out that there's more to west London than Shepherds Bush, and more to Slough than David Brent
What a difference a year makes.
Kenya has introduced a programme of sex education aimed at both young boys and girls, teaching not only self-defence but why rape shouldn't be committed in the first place. When will the west catch up?
You too can wear flowery dresses, save money by not taking the tube, continue eating chocolate and get accidentally fit.