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    Film Costume Nerdery 2

    See my previous Film Costume Nerdery post here. When I was a teenager, I loved the Rocky Horror Picture Show. In high school, my friends and I would turn up at the cinema, Saturday night at midnight, sometimes dressed up, sometimes not, sometimes with our rice and water pistols, sometimes not, always ready to dance […]

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    Film Costume Nerdery

    Film Costume Nerdery 2 is here. Several months ago I started a few projects making outfits or items of clothing that I could wear that were replicas of or inspired by costumes from films. I’ve got one full “inspired by” outfit and three ‘replica’ items I’m working on, from three different films. So far. I […]

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    I Punch First

    The night of the 22nd of May, I’d gone out with some friends in the evening, only had a couple drinks and got home early. I was in bed by 11pm. At just after 5 the next morning, I heard one of our cats jump down from my little son’s bed in his room right […]

  • Hatshepsut_feat


    Hatshepsut was pharaoh from 1479–1458 BCE during the 18th Dynasty of ancient Egypt and arguably the first great female ruler in recorded history. Though there were female rulers before Hatshepsut, it isn’t always entirely clear whether some ruled in their own right, whether they acted as co-regent with their father, husband or son or whether […]

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    Strong, not skinny.

    This morning I woke up to see yet another woman being attacked with horrendous abuse and rape threats on Twitter. My first reaction was despair. “Not again. Will this never stop?” Before I made myself feel defeated by ignorant morons, I got down on my floor and did some push-ups. I ended up doing 100, […]

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    Jocelyn Bell Burnell

    Thank you to everyone who voted for Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars in the Great British Innovation vote. She came #4. Amazing! Several weeks ago Roger Highfield from the London Science Museum got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in the Great British Innovation vote. He sent me […]


Gia is a science groupie and professional dork.

Gia's a Twitter addict, a TV presenter, enjoys taking photos, is married to physicist Professor Brian Cox and thinks writing about herself in the third person is "cool".

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Merry Christmas, Mum!

I started posting on Seesmic yesterday after lurking for several weeks… Here’s one I did last night.

Goodbye 2007

I’ve been resolutely on holiday for the past two weeks. I’ve made a point of avoiding pretty much everyone and everything in a bid to ‘relax’. Brian and I are now packing up ‘Christmas’ at his and will hop in the car and head back to London later today. It fills me with both excitement […]

My 2007

On first thought, I’d say that 2007 was fairly uneventful. My past few months have consisted of me being ill and feeling like I’ve done very little other than try and get healthy again… Then, when I properly think about it, I realise that the whole year has been MENTAL! January Me and Charlie Brooker […]

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Like probably every single American my age, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas‘ was not only the best Peanuts show, but the best Christmas show as well. And that’s saying something when there was also Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer on every year as well. Well, just this morning Brian phoned whilst he was out looking for […]

I’m Moving

To Halifax

Chris De Burgh In ‘Random News Story’

This morning Brian and I woke up and read BBC News. One of the first stories we noticed was De Burgh ‘will play gig in Iran’: Lady In Red star Chris De Burgh will be the first Western artist to play a concert in Iran since the country’s 1979 revolution, according to reports. Brian said, […]

Ageing, the World Service and 70s Cops

Phew! Once again I’ve been running on adrenaline for the past few weeks. No good. No good at all. After I got over about 6 weeks of illness earlier this autumn, I’m once again on the verge of illness – some annoying flu-thing. Grrrrr. I’ve been up to some interesting things, including working on a […]