Ada Lovelace Day

Today is Ada Lovelace Day – a day to blog about admirable women in technology or science. Ada was a fairly special lady. Born in 1815, she was the only legitimate child of Lord Byron and because of his somewhat precarious lifestyle Ada’s mother pushed her towards the more concrete educational subjects of maths and…

A Gentle Evening Walk Around Bloomsbury

One of my favourite evening walks around the Central London “suburb” I have lived in for three and a half years. Spring is coming and it’s delightful!

International Women’s Day – Time to Empower

Today is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s economic, social and political achievements. For those wondering why (or why there isn’t an International Men’s Day) – Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, and produce 50 percent of the food, yet earn only 10 percent of the income and own 1…

[Updated] Oscar Predictions

[Winners now also below – I scored 5 out of 24, for all intents got 1 out of 6 correct. Will not be giving up my day job as I am clearly terrible at picking Oscar winning performances.] In a moment of Sunday-evening-itis, I’ve been making Oscar picks on my iPhone. As it’s a clever…