Likes weans and wittering, cooking and carousing, gardening and girning. Committed to changing Scotland one blog post at a time, here and on her own site, A Burdz Eye View. Passionate about social justice and making sure those currently without, get theirs.
The parents never tire of telling it. Aged 16, and on my first local pub foray with friends, one thought it would be funny to buy me doubles all night.
I arrived home to go to the midnight church service but only managed to greet the church-goers in between vomiting episodes on the front steps of our house.
The parents spent all night with me checking I wasn't going to choke and die mid-huey. At 7.30am I bounced into their room, fully recovered; they meanwhile felt like they'd been the ones on the batter.
Recent research conducted by Netmums and the Royal College of Midwives exposed real weaknesses in the provision of care for women and babies in the NHS.
Nearly a third of survey participants claimed not to have been offered NHS run ante-natal classes but worryingly, this rose to nearly half of women on low incomes. Almost 75% of women earning less than £15,000 said they had not attended such classes.
This weekend, watch the film Trust. Produced and directed by David Schwimmer, the geeky one in Friends who almost but never quite got his woman, it is essential viewing.
If your teenager spends hours glued to their phone or buried in their rooms online on a laptop or PC, “chatting” or doing “nothing” then you have to see this film. Because instead of just shrugging and getting on with the dishes, or smiling to yourself that you know where yours are and what they are doing, this film will show you just how at risk they really are.