Joanna Papageorgiou
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I am mum to a tiny person and love exploring my very cultural city. I am doing my best to write as much as I can about Bristol, books, food and current affairs. I
can also be found at http://ephemeraldigest.co.uk.

Blog Entries by Joanna Papageorgiou

When Did Spread-Eagled Naked Women Become a Selling Point for a Cafe?

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 10:10 AM

A newly open cafe on Clare Street and Corn Street, right in the centre of beautiful Bristol, is happily advertising itself as a place where they have copies of Playboy for the customers.

Here is the tweet which promotes this "entertainment for men."

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An Accessory

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2012 | 3:52 AM

Mersina's dad wrote a piece for my blog for last year's Father's Day. It was quite an honest account of him becoming a father. He mentions not speaking to me for months while I was pregnant, being told by his father to have nothing to do with the baby once...

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Hard Tweeting

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 3:54 PM

A comment by Jake Johnson about hard tweeting got me thinking:


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The Lightbulb Moment by Sian Norris

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2012 | 6:08 AM

Sian Norris writes the blog Sian and Crooked Rib and is the one woman publisher behind Crooked Rib publishing. She invited people to submit a piece about the Lightbulb Moment when the realisation that they were feminist occurred to them. It was a call out to what she...

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Wrapping up 2011

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 6:38 AM

My 2011 started on February 14 when my daughter was born. It sounds soppy, cliched and trite. I know. I don't mean for it to be so bleugh emo but it's true. Up until that point, 2011 had been a nasty little year. The last two weeks before I gave...

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The Homemade Mama shaping the world

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2011 | 5:45 PM

Jolie O'Dell, a technology writer with Mashable wrote the following on Twitter a couple of months ago:

women: Stop making startups about fashion, shopping, & babies. At least for the next few years. You're embarrassing me. (link)

The condemnation wasn't directed at 'fashion, shopping & babies' startups...

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With Love to Liz Jones

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2011 | 5:00 PM

I wasn't going to write about the Liz Jones article [non-Daily Mail link] and the fuss it caused all over Twitter last week. Fuss? It had Twitter chortling and gasping in waves of indignant amusement and horror at the Daily Mail columnist's latest confession about how she tried to...

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'The Human Centipede II', a Trivial But Unpleasant Footnote

(0) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 4:13 PM

After two minutes worth of scenes cut from the movie, the Human Centipede II was recently given an 18 certificate and it can now be screened in the UK. It was initially banned in June.

My response to the British Board of Film Classification's ban of the Human Centipede II...

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Not laughing at women? You should be

(5) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 3:04 AM

Malcolm Gladwell's book Blink can be summed up as 'trust your instinct except when it's wrong'. Simplistic, certainly, and a description that may not get at the very readable account that Gladwell presents. His point is that experts should rely on their gut instinct and the rest of us would...

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Finding the right questions with wellness coaching

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 4:11 PM

I talked to a wellness life coach recently and while I expected her to have all the answers, it turns out she was armed with the right questions and let me find all the answers for myself.

Linda Formichelli had an offer for some practice sessions and I contacted...

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Review: One Day by David Nicholls

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 2:09 PM

One Day is the story of Emma and Dexter. It gets told over twenty years by focusing on one day of each year. The day is July 15 and we read about where they are at that point and fill in the gaps about what happened to get them to...

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Cinnamon, Spice and all Things Nice

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2011 | 4:45 AM

September brings the first touch of autumn but it doesn't do it on the first day, it waits until the 22nd and then all of a sudden it's there.

In the burnt sugar of a crème brûlée and the cinnamon on every vanilla latte; in the orange lights of Queen...

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Caesar's Husband Must Also Be Above Suspicion

(4) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 1:28 PM

When the world was reporting on Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest in New York, Johann Hari was writing about the rape of developing countries by the IMF and the subsequent death and suffering of millions. When the newspapers put Will and Kate on their front pages, he didn't follow suit with...

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No Riots for this Single Parent's Kid

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 2:39 PM

Single parent? Check. Two adults intended to raise a family? No. A present father? No and then yes. Interesting characteristics, no?

I tick nearly all the boxes on David Lammy's statement last week about the rioters but I am pretty sure it's not me he's talking about.

He said:...

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Our Saturday Adventure in Bristol

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 7:07 AM

Dear Mersi,

This post is all about our family adventure on a Saturday.

Your dad and I met up during the week with your friend Fritha at the Lido in Clifton. He'd already forgotten about our Friday club and had other plans but suggested we go for an adventure on...

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The UK Riots, how the Media and David Cameron Finally get it Right

(4) Comments | Posted August 11, 2011 | 12:52 PM

Shop keepers are banding together to protect their properties, random groups of people are organizing clean up operations, random strangers are tackling criminals who are smashing up Windows and a 21 year old is cycling around Bristol doing his best to verify the truth of riot stories.

The...

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