The best thing is to spend time with those who enjoy it and I am grateful to have that. But, as with much in life, there is no need to act out someone else's fantasy. Just find your own. Tradition is there to be tampered with. (Moore, 2013f).
SOCIETY SCARBOOK - surviving Christmas
Last year she told Elle magazine: "In Hollywood, I'm obese. I'm considered a fat actress." (Davies, 2013).
Topshop, H&M, Boden, Primark and dozens of other retailers have halted orders immediately. (Benedictus, 2013).
'You can be so much more creative when dressing a homosexual couple.' (Bender in Olterman, 2013).
A vicar has caused a festive furore after accidentally breaking the news to a group of primary school pupils that Father Christmas doesn't really exist. (Morris, 2013b).
FEMINISM SCRAPBOOK - the four waves
Welcome to the fourth wave of feminism. This movement follows the first-wave campaign for votes for women, which reached its height 100 years ago, the second wave women's liberation movement that blazed through the 1970s and 80s, and the third wave declared by Rebecca Walker, Alice Walker's daughter, and others, in the early 1990s. That shift from second to third wave took many important forms, but often felt broadly generational, with women defining their work as distinct from their mothers'. What's happening now feels like something new again. It's defined by technology: tools that are allowing women to build a strong, popular, reactive movement online. (Cochrane, K. 2013b).
Donna Tartt appears to produce a novel a decade – and 2013 saw her third, The Goldfinch, released. With it, fashion rejoiced along with the literati: the author's razor-sharp bob returned for another moment in the spotlight. It really is a thing of beauty, one that gives the Queen of the Bob, Anna Wintour – and new convert Miley Cyrus – a run for their money. Tartt teams it with a proper look but unlike Anna, who loves a frock, Tartt wears her bob with tailoring almost as sharp as the plot lines in The Secret History. The result is the kind of disciplined, taut and clever style that the rest of us can only aspire to. (Fox and Cochrane, 2013).
There's Nick Clegg and Miriam González Durántez's light-hearted effort – concocted with a little help from their sons, Antonio, Alberto and Miguel, on the family iPad. (Haynes, 2013).
That follows Ed Milliband and Justine Thornton's contemporary family portrait featuring their sons Daniel and Samuel on a seafront. (Haynes, 2013).
While David and Samantha Cameron have gone retro and quite formal with a black and white shot featuring daughter Florence. (Haynes, 2013).
'It is not going to change overnight,' he said. (Reddy in Burke, 2013).
You don't see the sexualisation as a child. You just see a doll and pretty things. (Vickery, 2013a).
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.