Hello GFPs! And for British (or is it just English and Welsh?) GFPs welcome to being allowed to have a haircut and a pint again! Maybe not at the same time, BUT MAYBE AT THE SAME TIME! (not me, I hate beer, so I’ll just have a G&T with mine, ta).
This week (well ever since I discovered it about sixteen hours ago) I have been fretting over Elizabeth Arden having discontinued their daily defence SPF 35 face cream. It took me YEARS to find a non-greasy non-chalky non-tinted SPF face cream that didn’t make my stupidly sensitive face skin sting so I am obviously furious. If any GFPs with similarly stupid skin have any recommendations, please fire them my direction.
Which leads me onto another thing: I have been mulling this one for a while and it occurred to me with so many thousands of us here, we could maybe start a repository of Things That Are Actually Designed For The Female Body (bonus points if they have pockets). What do you all think? Would that be a useful and welcome addition to the newsletter? I don’t intend to do all the finding work myself (I think my editors might have a word if I introduced that as my new full-time job), but perhaps GFPs could recommend products and each week we will highlight one of them? Shoes designed using a female last (remember a few newsletters ago
we discovered most of them aren’t?) power tools designed around a female hand size etc etc? Am I exploiting you all as my own personal shoppers? No comment.
And finally! Before we move on with the main meat of the email, long-time subscribers will remember every now and then I have a minor rant
about rights of way. Well, next week, MPs are debating whether or not to criminalise trespass as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Yes, that Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The same bill that if enacted would more or less criminalise protest depending on the mood of the police that day is also intending to criminalise wandering outside of the 8% of English land we are allowed to walk in (in contrast to Scotland where there is a right to roam across mountains whether or not they are owned by Lord whatever and whether or not the locals can provide reams of evidence that 50 years ago people were walking a particular route). ANYWAY. Now is the time to write to your MP
to let them know that you care about this issue and want them to attend the debate, and luckily for you there is even a template email for you as well as all sorts of helpful links to more information should you be interested.
Right, enough of that, let’s move on to women being ignored as usual 🤪