Sex Work Is Still Work!

I was going to write some more about this. There is a ‘survey’ currently being conducted on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade to which responses are required by next Monday (4th February). This is a deeply flawed exercise with loaded questions that make clear what the Committee’s agenda is, namely attempting to tackle demand by criminalising … Continue reading Sex Work Is Still Work!

Fifty Shades of Ipswich

I don’t really want to say a lot about this and don’t know the facts of exactly what Steven Lock did to his partner, how much consent was involved and whether the case should have been brought. My concern is that the case does not become an excuse for the authorities to begin a  witch-hunt against people involved in consensual BDSM activities. We have been here … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Ipswich

Of Julie Burchill and Bitter

It was in November that, channel hopping after watching Chelsea lose in the Champions’ League, I switched to BBC3 and, by chance, watched the documentary about Jackie Green, the transgender beauty queen. I am still not sure why she wants to be a beauty queen but I was very impressed by her courage and strength of character. The following day I sent her a message … Continue reading Of Julie Burchill and Bitter

Stuffed Pheasant with Swede and Ginger Mash

SERVES FOUR INGREDIENTS  One hen pheasant with giblets(preferable to cocks as the meat is more tender) One medium onion Chopped walnuts For the Sauce 100 ml single cream One small glass brandy A little flour For the Swede Mash One large swede Root Ginger Honey Butter Method Remove any remaining feathers from the pheasant taking care not to tear the skin.Season and smear with oil. … Continue reading Stuffed Pheasant with Swede and Ginger Mash