Tattooed Mummy

Tattooed Mummy
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I live in the UK so tend to blog about UK stuff, not American. I tweet a lot, I manage a few Yahoo! lists (how retro), I work, I'm 48. The 'Tattooed Mummy' name is a silly moniker that stuck! I got my first and only tattoo at the grand old age of 40, finally joining the ranks of tattooed mummies.
Post40Bloggers - crying baby in blue outfit
Why would anyone leave a baby to cry? I did. Would I do it again? Most probably not if the circumstances were the same, but in some circumstances, yes, yes I'd try it, and before you shout me down here's what I did, and why I would, or wouldn't do it...
Post-40 Bloggers - angry blogging woman
Ah bloggers. What are we like. Well some of us are lovers and all nice and snuggly and supportive of each other, and some are snarky bitches (I'll let you decide which camp I fall into). A recent semi-viral blog post suggests that all 'mummy bloggers' (and man oh man how...
Frog with heart
Valentine's Day is fast approaching like a looming red fog on the horizon. Terrifying the average man who is soon to discover he cannot win on this of all days. On Valentine's Day, a man in a relationship with a lady has several choices. He can ignore the entire thing, dismiss...
Sad book reviewer
Sometimes I read a book that I really think is not great - a book that is just badly written. Maybe the plot has obvious gaping holes, maybe there are huge factual inaccuracies or there has been no editing, leaving many tiny grammatical and spelling errors, but whatever the...
Rachel Ward and book Numbers
Rachel Ward’s first book, Numbers, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, has sold to 26 countries and been optioned for film. She has had five novels published by Chicken House in the UK, and is currently writing a science fiction thriller for young adults and a detective...
Boys playing rugby
It’s not the winning it’s the taking part. I hate that phrase. We’ve all heard it, might even have said it, but deep down do we believe it? Taking part is part of the thing of course, but in any competitive event surely it is the winning we want? After all why...
Employer spying on computer
Editors not quite agreeing on this week's writing prompt - Hiring and firing decisions based on someone's social media. Would you probe an employee's social media accounts on which to make work-based decisions? My alter-ego, HerMelness Speaks, has a say here, but this is our Books Editor's stance on the matter....
Book, The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern, photo credit Tattooed Mummy
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern begins with a competition between two people who we barely know, though of course we learn more about them as the story builds. The competition is not played out by these powerful characters though, but rather, by young stand-ins that themselves don't know all...
Greg Jenner, A Million Years In A Day
Have I mentioned I'm an author groupie? Well I am and this leads me to stalk follow numerous authors and other clever folk on Twitter. Luckily for me most authors are also very happy to chat about their books! And this week the rather super Greg Jenner has agreed...
Aimee Horton
This week I'm pleased to introduce Aimee Horton as our Wordy Wednesday Writer. Aimee is from Lincoln, England, where she enjoys drinking gin and spending time with her family (and she won’t tell you which of those she prefers doing - but I follow her on twitter and I'm going...
Botox before and after
This post landed at HQ just as we were discussing the relative ease now of having surgical or invasive beauty procedures. A colleague was actually on her way to having some 'work' done in her lunch half-hour. Where celebrity goes the masses will eventually follow, but, hey, each to his or her...
Classical music concert
This week's writing prompt is inspired by Tattooed Mummy's post this week, 'Music, Children and Adult Only Spaces.' Included is the BBC News report on renowned violinist Kyung-Wha Chung berating the parents of a coughing child during her performance of Mozart's Sonata in G. "Maybe bring her back when she's older,"...