• princemural


    ——– I’m not a woman I’m not a man I am something that you’ll never understand. ——– Prince shaped me in more intimate ways than any other cultural icon. While my junior high school friends Karen K., Jenny A. and I were public, excited, squealing Duranies, complete with kissing the television whenever they came on […]

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    Film Costume Nerdery 2

    Visit my RHPS-based costume blog 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 and sing […]

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    Film Costume Nerdery

    Visit my RHPS-based costume blog 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 […]

  • muscles

    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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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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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 […]

Brian on Heroes Unmasked

I forgot about this until Vinnie put it up on my Facebook Superwall. :)

Tory MP Steals Bandwidth Shock

I started following this yesterday, assuming that it would be very short-lived albeit hilarious… But it’s still happening, so figure I should let you know about it. A while ago a guy decided to test the macro function on his new camera by taking an extreme close-up of a pound coin. (click for larger) Fine. […]

House Keeping

Since 28 Weeks Later was released this week, my work on it has wound down. I’ve got a bit of time this morning feel it’s time to update my blog. If it looks all messed up here, I’m just playin’ around. ******* OK, I’ve gone 3 column K2. Nice… I’ve also made it mobile-compatible, though […]

I Heart Jeremy Paxman

My first job in television was in 1992. I was hired as a presenter on a teenage entertainment programme. I reviewed films, interviewed actors and pop stars and had loads of fun with Gareth. Within the first month or two of me being hired, I was interviewed by the Head of Marketing at the channel. […]

Wow. People Are Funny

Following on from my previous post… I just saw this funny video– “If Business Meetings Were Like Internet Comments”…

Wow. People Are Crap

As you know, I started doing the Sunshine website two years ago. My role was to be the eyes and ears of the film for the fans. I was on set every day writing about the filming process. When that was finished and it entered its long post-production stage, I continued to write on the […]