Saturday, 22 November 2014

Working Mum: Taking a Punch from little madam Judy

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By Tabitha Ronson

I was called in to see Master A's teacher at pick-up on Friday. Although small in stature, she has an almighty presence and is thoroughly intimidating.

She just has to look at me, with her withering stare, to reduce me to a quivering wreck. Heaven knows how my little boy survives in class.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Book review: How We Got To Now, by Steven Johnson

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How We Got To Now
Steven Johnson (Penguin)
★★★✩✩

The world is rich with academics with a good turn of phrase exploring the history of ideas and innovations, making the mundane endlessly fascinating.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Working Mum: My boy is a magnet for nasty critters

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By Tabitha Ronson

When I think we are safely over one thing where Master A's ailments are concerned along comes another.

I have spent hours researching Molluscum Contagiosum. It may sound like a spell cast by Harry Potter but this horrible little critter is not the stuff of fairytales.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Film review: Third Person (15)


Third Person
(15) 137mins
★★★✩✩

There's something wrong here. You ask yourself, how come something that reeks of quality, with a quality cast and a quality writer-director reprising - structurally at least - his finest hour, feels so limp and insipid?

Monday, 10 November 2014

Book review: The Story Of The Human Body, by Daniel Lieberman

The Story Of The Human Body
Daniel Lieberman
(Penguin)
★★★★★

This book was published in October. It  has taken me several weeks to complete. This could be for two reasons.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Stage review: The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time, Gielgud Theatre


The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Gielgud Theatre
★★★★✩

The torment of living in a world that is threatening, jagged and strange is given full expression in this inventive and intelligent adaptation of Mark Haddon's award-winning book.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Working Mum: All dressed up with one particular place to go

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By Tabitha Ronson

It was a last-minute arrangement, and one that I had mixed feelings about, but MCM London Comic Con turned out to be an absolute blast.

I managed to get some tickets to the Sunday of the three-day event as I knew it would be Master A's Nirvana.

Spiral Notebook: Bridging the gap between now and the climate apocalypse

2014_06_30_BridgeEastLondon_02.jpg"Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors," said Jonas Salk, the polio vaccine pioneer.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Stage review: Shakespeare In Love, Noel Coward Theatre

STAGE_shakes480.jpgShakespeare In Love
Noel Coward Theatre
★★★★★

The genius conceit of Shakespeare In Love - plunging the young Bard into the sort of fictional, farcical world that he might have concocted - is endlessly delicious.