Monthly Archives: February 2011

Yoruba Girl Dancing Book Club Review: Something Borrowed (Part II)

Hello again! This is Part II of the Yoruba Girl Dancing Book Club review of Something Borrowed. You’ll find Part I here. As stated in Part I, we’ve taken our questions from the book’s publisher. Our readers this month are George, Nikky, Eleanor, Ronke, Naps and Tamara. And then there’s me (Bim), of course. Some […]

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Yoruba Girl Dancing Book Club Review: Something Borrowed (Part I)

The choice of Something Borrowed for the inaugural YGD Book Club was met with gratifying enthusiasm. Thirteen people registered interest when we began reading and while we lost bodies to illness, heavy workloads and general busyness, we made it to the end of the month with a healthy and respectable six partcipants. I hope you’ll […]

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Um, plug?

Morning, all. Last Sunday I was invited into the hallowed halls of Radio 4, to do the newspaper review on Broadcasting House. I was so excited, a little wee may’ve come out. Ahem. I had a lovely time, the other guests – former head of the Arts Council, Sir Christopher Frayling and hynotist and author […]

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And The Winner Is…

When I was 17, I entered a competition in Ms London magazine, one of those surprisingly good (it had writers like Karen Krizanovich) free magazines that used to be given out on the London Underground many moons ago. It was a promotional tie-in to the cinematic release of An Ideal Husband – a chance to […]

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The Friday Pretty: Crushes Of The Week

Hey blogfriends! Happy Friday. I hope your weeks have been fruitful and stress-free. But just in case that wasn’t the case, The Friday Pretty is here to soothe your soul and fire up your pants. Consider me your genie of lust – I have more than three wishes though; I have pretty men for you […]

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YorubaGirl at A&E: A Saga in Ten Tweets

Last Monday night, I left my parents’ house in quite a bit of pain – the left side of my back was in agony – shooting pains that got worse every time I attempted a deep breath. My dad insisted he follow me to the hospital, but I convinced him – finally, at the bus […]

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PLUG!

Another thing I wrote for The Guardian, about Men’s Health‘s new feminist blogger here, for your ease and my ego. You love it. (Right?)

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The Friday Pretty: Crushes Of The Week

Hi, kids. How has your week been? Horribly cold? Weather wretched? Yes, me too. Which is why we’re all grateful that it’s Friday, amirite? Yes, yes – it’s that time of the week when we allow ourselves to indulge in fantasies of the weekend to come. Fantasies may vary, but they’ll usually involve booze, big […]

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All’s Fair In Love and Internships

Last night, I caught Who Gets The Best Jobs? on BBC2. The epg on my cheapo Freeview box gave the following synopsis: “Richard Bilton investigates how class continues to restrict access to professions and well-paid careers to a small exclusive pool of the well-connected in modern Britain.” I couldn’t not watch this.

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Why I Love… Candles

Among the many shimmering stars – yoghurt, crispbreads/rice cakes, Special K – of the GirlPlanet™ firmament, candles are right up there as a cultural signifier of girlieness. No, don’t deny it. I have done the (completely unscientific) research: all my girl friends have candles. All of them. Some are used as fancy air fresheners in […]

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