Hi All, sorry it has been a while, I am buried so deep at the moment that I can barely breathe. So even this is a bit of a cheat posting because I am just re-posting something I wrote a little while ago for work, hopefully it whets your appetite for more. We, at Interactive Scientific have noticed that VR has a MAJOR pull factor, when it comes to hyping up our company and our product and recently we have done work to show that working in a 3D digital space can enhance a number of education and research tasks. Truthfully […]

Virtual reality in Education

Hi all, it has been a while, I am sorry for being away so long, my brain, body, soul got sucked into a vortex of being a CEO for a start up company, I am still there but, somehow, I have found the head space to sit at my laptop and tell you about some things. For those of you that follow my social media it may not be a surprise to you that I have managed to find some space, for, you will know, I am in Finland – and one of the first things I found out when […]

Finding Space to be Excellent

Having not posted a blog for almost a year, I have been drafting a whole bunch of posts explaining what I have been have been doing to keep me away from writing and the impact of not expressing my voice via this medium. However, I read on FloGymnastics that 17th September 2016 is National Gymnastics Day in ten countries, not including the UK  (and the birthday of my beautiful sister and cousin – 2 different people, my sister isn’t my cousin!) and given that gymnastics is my first love and MAJOR obsession, I thought that it was very apt to use this […]

It’s National Gymnastics Day – according to someone, somewhere….

I am very excited to share with you some of my experiences from the World Gymnastics Championships. It takes a lot for me to be happy to be a spectator rather than a participant, but World Class level gym is spectacular, dramatic and extremely emotional. There have been a number of stories, of loss, disappointment, outrage, triumph and pure joy all of which are topped off by super human physical feats. For every dream that comes true someone else’s heart is broken, and EVERY one of the competitors has put everything into the preparation leading to the world stage. I […]

My experiences at the world gymnastics championships

Hi everyone I was going to write a serious blog today about women in science, it is a subject about which I have a lot to say and I have a lot of experience of. However, it is Saturday (now Sunday), it has been a long week and my heart and mind do not want to reach deeply into a subject that involves me having to delve into difficult times, try not to step on people’s toes and articulate my thoughts in a reasoned manner. For many reasons this is a topic that is not appropriate to tackle via a […]

A post NOT about women in science – by a ...

I have recently been spending some time in the chemistry department where I did my PhD and I heard through the grapevine that I was remembered for my fashion (note, not my research or my brilliant mind! More on that in the future). I was also told that it didn’t take much to be remembered for fashion sense in a chemistry department- having a colour palette of more than 2 shades my clothing choices counted as interesting (I didn’t say that, a chemistry academic did). I was also asked by a colleague where this whole fashion thing came from. I […]

What does fashion mean to you?

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes I am lucky enough to sleep through it but know when I wake with deep exhaustion that the pain has still been there even if I wasn’t consciously sensing it until my moment of waking. I was so hot and I could not cool myself down, and so so thirsty. Pain shuddered around my body, making its way sharply to my feet, that spasmed and kicked away the duvet prison that pressed hard like rusty nails digging through my big toes. My fingers are creaky and weak, my elbows and […]

Breaking the pain barrier

The current issue of Elle UK magazine has 25% off River Island womenswear so I utilised it to spruce up by winter wardrobe. As it turns out I managed to get hold of some versatile stuff that should be good for this transitional time (which I discussed in my last post) and all the way into winter. Today I am going to show you just one outfit. Most things in the shops at the moment take me back to my teenage years and this dress optimises the late 90’s look. Body con, ribbed, over the knee, roll neck, sleeveless and a […]

River Island Haul – Outfit 1

I have been very aware recently that everyone is in transition. That is probably a very obvious thing to say. It is September, summer is turning to autumn, days are getting shorter so there is no light in the morning to wake you up, the weather is getting colder, people are going back to school/university and new projects are springing up everywhere now that the holidays are over. The strange thing about it is that no one has really been ready, or aware of this transition until it is too late. I have heard so many people say how exhausted […]

Time for transition

I am currently performing in a site specific piece of Theatre called M0028 (those are zeroes rather than the noise a cow makes), written by Turkish writer Kadri Ozcan, directed by Emel Holifield, designed by Sarah Warren and produced by SanaRt Theatre. The setting is a bunker, inhabited by Adam in a post-apocalyptic future brought on by major climate change catastrophes. Most people remained ignorant of the impacts of human activities (not too far from the truth, right?) until it was too late. I play Emma a young woman who is the assistant of Ethel, the wealthy woman who bought the […]

M0028: Future or fantasy

In the next post I will show some of my new headshots, but for now here are some of the ones that don’t make the cut. Probably the most important thing to do when taking a headshot is to look at the camera. As you can see, I failed, many times!!   Becky xxx

New headshots – outtakes

If you have not read this essay by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I strongly urge you to do so, it is an adaptation of her TedxEuston talk and it is only 48 short pages long. Men don’t be put off, the word feminism applies to you too, but I’m sure you know that by now.     I know I am late to the game on this one, feminism is something that I haven’t written about much, however it is something that I care about both for personal reasons but also because I hold a strong belief that our societies would […]

We should all be feminists