Month: October 2010

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Otter Cupcakes! These little edible sea otters on blue-iced cupcakes are coming to you via EpiCute.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.

An extraordinary woman

Eileen Nearne was never appreciated by her male superior officers. The way they speak of her is awful. Mark Dunton, contemporary history specialist with the National Archives, said a none-too-subtle sexism seems to blame. “Her training officers completely underestimated her,”… Read More ›

Friday Hoyden: Ari Up

Dead at 48. Ageing rockers and younger fans are mourning Ari Up, or Arianne Forster as she was known to her mum and dad. Forty-eight. Cancer, what a miserable bastard you are. I was lucky enough to be around for… Read More ›