book "who shot tony blains?" by Lucy Brazier next to some flowers

Yesterday, #Brexit didn’t happen

Yesterday, the 29th of March 2019, the United Kingdom was meant to leave the European Union. But as we all know, this hasn’t happened yet. The likelihood of the UK crashing out of the EU is growing by the minute.

And with #Brexit being a total mess, the post-Brexit dystopia Who Shot Tony Blair? by Lucy Brazier is feeling more and more like a likely reality. Ok, I feel sorry for those who have to endure the sight of both Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage naked, something they are a bit much. Funny in the book but in a likely distant future?

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Following a girl in an all-male profession…, a book review of “First Lady of the Keys” by Lucy Brazier

 

Following a girl in an all-male profession…, a book review of “First Lady of the Keys” by Lucy Brazier”

At Old College, the main priorities seem to be food, tea, and alcohol. At least so it seems when PorterGirl starts sharing her adventures as Deputy Head Porter. Her job has so far never been filled by a woman, thus it is her mission to prove that this traditionally male role can definitely be filled by a female and that she’s not only there to be something pretty skipping around the grounds.  Continue reading “Following a girl in an all-male profession…, a book review of “First Lady of the Keys” by Lucy Brazier”

Christmas Lights by Lucy Brazier | The Sundays of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

4th Sunday of Advent | Day 18 | Advent Calendar

Today is a special day for this Advent Calendar, instead of having two guests the calendar will be home to many contributions, by contributors who have been part of this year’s calendar or will be part of it in the coming week.

Christmas Lights by Lucy Brazier

Christmas had always been a funny time of year for Mary. As a child, she loved it, even
though the weeks of endless anticipation agonised her. The tree at her grandparents’
house seemed to her the biggest in the land and she struggled to imagine a grander meal
anywhere than her Nanna’s Christmas dinner. Her mother and uncles would dance, while
her auntie’s dog slept by the fire. Once, she had even been cast as her namesake in her
school nativity play, a source of great pride at the time. A golden time.
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The Tale Of The Cursed Hat by Lucy Brazier | The Sundays of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016

Advent Calendar 2016

1st Sunday of Advent | Advent Calendar

The Tale Of The Cursed Hat by Lucy Brazier

Once upon a time in a town far away, there lived a Hat-maker. His hats were the very finest hats money could buy and all the richest and fanciest people came from miles around to purchase his wares. His creations were fashioned from the most curious materials and stitched in ways unknown to other milliners. But they also had something rather quite special about them.

You see, the Hat-maker’s mother was a Cunning Woman who knew the ways of bending the natural nature of things to her own intentions. Using her tricksy devices she crafted various charms to be sewn into the hats, which flattered the wearer in ways other than a simple hat might. Continue reading “The Tale Of The Cursed Hat by Lucy Brazier | The Sundays of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016”

Advent Calendar Day 15: Christmas: The Perfect Excuse For A Fight? by Lucy Brazier

Number 15

Christmas: The Perfect Excuse For A Fight? by Lucy Brazier

It seems to me that for a time of year supposedly celebrating peace on earth, Christmas is remarkably conducive to conflict. Families that haven’t spoken all year are thrown together for the annual exercise of teeth-gritting and tongue-biting. The disagreements over ‘tradition’ – are sprouts a festive essential or the work of the devil? The forced amiability of the office Christmas party, where you are surrounded by people you have hated all year and are unlikely to feel any more warmly towards just because it is Jesus’ birthday. And the violent scrums at the checkouts are surely the least Christian thing a person could witness all year. Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 15: Christmas: The Perfect Excuse For A Fight? by Lucy Brazier”