Entries by Kate Harrad from 11/2011

Gendering Free: Exploring Outside the Binary

| Posted 11.01.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Pink and blue aren't the only colours in the world - no matter what toy shops may believe. So why do we feel the need to be so rigid about male/female? Why do we teach children that they have to fit into one box or the other in order to be normal?

Frozen Planet: TV's Most Exhausting Show

| Posted 11.06.2011 | UK Entertainment

We go through a guilty process of determining what we can manage to watch. Whales eating fish? No problem. And then there's the inevitable, heartbreaking narrative of the baby polar bears versus the baby seal cubs. That's the one that gets us.

Let Me Eat Cake! What It's Like to Be Suddenly Diagnosed as Coeliac

| Posted 11.14.2011 | UK Lifestyle

I will do a lot of things to avoid dying of bowel cancer, and if one of those things is going to have to be sounding like a fussy eater in public, then so be it. Picky wins over dead. But the thing I hadn't quite realised is how wheat gets into everything. Like chips.

Thanksgiving in the UK: Can It Work?

| Posted 11.22.2011 | UK Lifestyle

A holiday based around an emotion? Can the British cope with that? We can only just manage Valentine's Day. Having to express both romance and gratitude in one year might overload us. We're not great at giving thanks, at least not when it matters. I've said thank you to shop assistants probably a hundred times in the last year. Have I thanked my parents for bringing me up in that time, or my partner for his support? Of course not.