Entries by Carla Buzasi from 09/2012

The Week That Was: Pause For Thought

| Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

With a bite in the air that signalled the end of summer far more clearly than calendar pages being flipped, the past week has been another of celebration for Britain's sporting heroes. From 'Hurricane Hannah' bagging Team GB's first Paralympic track and field gold on Friday, thanks to a record-breaking 100m performance, to the emotionally charged appearance of 7/7 survivor Martine Wright appearing on the volleyball court on the same day, with her No7 jersey a stark reminder of what she's endured to get to this position, the first few days of the Paralympics have provided all the high drama they promised, and more.

Stop Writing About My Body

| Posted 09.20.2012 | UK Lifestyle

There's been an awful lot written about women's bodies recently. What with the endless articles devoted to Kate's boobs, the revelation that the 'average' woman spends 17 years of her life on a diet, not to mention the ongoing political battle about who gets to decide when she keeps or doesn't keep her unborn child. All in all, that's a lot of column inches devoted to fatness, thinness and everything in-between. No wonder we're all so f*cked up about our figures.

The Week That Was: In the Line of Duty

| Posted 09.22.2012 | UK

You could be forgiven this week for thinking there was nothing more important going on in the world than the unveiling of semi-nude photos of the Duchess of Cambridge. On one side of the world, our future queen kept a never fading, gracious smile fixed for the cameras, as her nine-day tour of the Far East and South Pacific came to an end. On the other, her lawyers, magazine editors, media commentators and every one in-between had their say on the rights and wrongs of publishing the now infamous topless snaps.

The Week That Was: What's the Alternative?

| Posted 09.29.2012 | UK Politics

If one man in Stroud can find a viable alternative to powering cars over 150mph, surely the best brains in the country can work out how to pull Britain through the recession? Written like that, it sounds so simple, doesn't it? So, if there's a consensus that what we're doing now isn't working, what is the alternative? Certainly in Europe, the politicians haven't convinced the electorate that austerity is the way forward. Witness the general strikes in Greece and rioting in Spain. When there is no alternative, people take the law into their own hands.