Wednesday, 29 February 2012

What We Love Wednesdays!! Tattoos!

Can you believe it is only Wednesday today? Laura has been convinced it is Thursday since Monday. Epicfail. When the days drag like they are this week, we find ourselves daydreaming about all sorts of fun things, from our eventual nuptials, to travel destinations, to what tattoos we want to get and where. Seriously, from some of the conversations we have at lunchtime, you'd think we never worked! Today's WWLW is about something we've been thinking a lot about, lately: tattoos. 

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We love tattoos! We think they are a great form of expression, look awesome, and are a great way of marking yourself with what's important to you. 

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So far, Laura has three tattoos, and Sarah has one. 

Laura's first tattoo is a treble clef on her right ankle. She got it done because of her love of music - she was in show choirs and chamber choirs growing up, and is very passionate about different types of music. 

Second, she got a star on her left wrist. It was done during quite a dark period in her life, and holds personal meaning to her. Also, she would like to let it be known that she got it done before knowing Giselle Bunchen had it. Just so no-one thinks she has any kind of weird fascination with her. 
Laura's third tattoo is a rose, behind her ear. Surprisingly, this tattoo hurt the least! She got all her tattoos done before her 18th birthday, so her Mum had to sign for all of them. She is one awesome Mum!! 

Sarah was given her tattoo as a [very permanent] Christmas present from Laura a few years ago. She thought her surprise was going to be a spa package, so imagine her surprise when she was marched past the spa and into the tattoo parlour in Fulham!! Don't worry, she had been talking about getting one for awhile, it wasn't completely out of the blue. She now has a cute heart on her hip. 

Laura has a bit of a habit of getting tattoos for people - her and her little brother, Jason, got their Mum her first (and only) tattoo for Mother's Day a few years ago - at the age of 50! It is the aborigine symbol for determination (Laura's Mum is Australian) and it looks like a turtle on her forearm. Again, she had been talking about getting one, it wasn't just because Laura felt like getting someone a tattoo. She's now much cooler than the other Mums on the block! 

We have been watching a lot of Miami Ink lately, and been noticing some amazing tattoos on Tumblr - so it has given us tattoo fever again!! They really are addictive. Laura really loves Rihanna's tattoos and here's two designs we really like and may get in the next few years: 

We are going to get the word Sprezzatura tattooed on us somewhere - and before you think it, not because of our blog, but because of what the name means. Sprezzatura, for those who haven't seen it before, means 'Making the ordinary extraordinary.' We feel this is what we do on a daily basis; together, we make even the smallest daily tasks fun, romantic and wonderful. Sprezzatura is a reminder to enjoy the moments of your life, and not to take things for granted. 


Also, our codes for each other. It may seem a little junior high school, but when we were at our first job together, we'd write love notes to each other and make a game of getting them across the room to the other person, without any of our colleagues noticing. As the company watched emails and computers (we should really do a post on how incredibly ridiculous this company was and how they tried to 'out' us numerous times) the notes were an un-monitor-able form of communication, and are great reminders now of our 'honeymoon phase'. Our code names for each other would be a constant reminder of how much we love one another. 

Created by Sarah, they are our first and last initials forwards and backwards. 

Sarah wants to add more hearts to the one she has currently and a white tattoo on her wrist - in a role where she has to present at work she thinks the black will be to obvious & white tattoos are a bit different!

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And Laura would like the Southern Cross (from the Australian flag) on her rib cage. And she has a secret desire to have a colourful shoulder/half sleeve tattoo, but that wouldn't happen for a good few years, if at all. 

It's wonderful how commonplace tattoos have become in recent years - most people we know have at least one. 

Do you have any tattoos? If not yet, what would you like to get?


Following this posting, we were sent some AMAZING tattoos from our friends and fellow bloggers! Please enjoy!!

Kristin from Mondays With Mac!! Such a beautiful and powerful tattoo!!

Steph & Corrine from Waking Up With Her!! Gorgeous tattoos, and WOAH check out Cor's bicep!

Carley & Stacey from A Summer Full of Peaches!!! LOVE the fonts - and again, WOAH bicep, Stacey!!

Carley describes serendipity as 'like looking in your pocket for 10p in a shop so you can buy something, and then pulling out a winning lottery ticket instead - it's not what you were looking for, but it's a thousand times better and not something you ever would have expected at all.' So beautiful!
Stacey's is lyrics from a Tegan & Sara song - the lyrics are 'Mark my words, I might be something, someday' - inspirational!

Thanks ladies for sharing your tattoos - and if anyone else wants to share, please contact us!

Love, Laura & Sarah xo

Sunday, 26 February 2012

What's Happening, Hot Stuff?? 26/2/2012

Welcome to this week's WHHS! If you have seen our blog posts over the last few days you may have noticed that we’ve had significant week in the world of Sprezzatura! We've hit 10,000 views, gotten our first award, 100 posts, and we have big news - we've finally gotten a Facebook Page!! Please please PLEASE check it out and 'Like' it - we'd love that! 
(See our FB Page HERE)

But on with what’s been happening in the rest of the world….

We mentioned last week that Maine is due to hold a referendum to legalise gay marriage – this will now happen in November. Voters will vote on whether same-sex couples should be able to get married in their state. The secretary of state this week confirmed that marriage equality activists have gathered 85,216 verified signatures required for a ballot measure - far more than the 57,277 required. 'Same-sex couples want to marry for the same reasons other couples want to marry: because they love each other and want to spend their lives together,' said Betsy Smith, the executive director of EqualityMaine.  'There’s no question that momentum is growing for same-sex marriage in Maine.' 
Maine State House
The last time Maine voters went to the polls on this issue, things did not go well for gay marriage proponents. Both houses of the state legislature had passed a law legalising the marriages in 2009 but it was overturned in a statewide referendum! It was good to hear Pastor Michael Gray of Old Orchard Beach United Methodist Church come out and say that people's feelings on the issue have evolved just as his have. 'More and more people in Maine are coming to understand that loving, committed same-sex couples should not be denied the freedom to marry,' Gray said.

The developments in Maine come during a time of momentum for the marriage equality movement in various states. Same-sex couples can currently marry in the District of Columbia, New York, Iowa, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Washington, California and New Hampshire. We just need them to change the federal law so that our marriage would allow Laura to bring Sarah home!

In Australia, last Friday marked the first civil unions between same-sex couples in Queensland history after sixteen gay and lesbian partners tied the knot. Each couple lined up outside the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages to officially have their relationship legally recognised. One couple, Dave Mildren and Collin Dubery, who have been together for 21 years, were SO happy that they could finally prove and justify their relationship in a legal and official sense. ‘It's wonderful to have a legal recognition of our relationship, the reason being that for the first time we are confident that we don't have to prove our relationship. Our neighbours recognise our relationship, our siblings recognise our relationship, our friends recognise our relationship, our parents recognise it, and now finally the State will recognise it too.”
Dave & Collin in Queensland
There is good news in Ireland too -equal marriage advocates have welcomed a poll which puts public support for allowing gay couples to marry at 73%. Kieran Rose, Chair of Ireland’s Gay and Lesbian Equality Network said: “The poll confirms the openness of Irish people and their support for further critically important progress to achieving equality for lesbian and gay people." Moninne Griffith, Marriage Equality’s Director said: “The results of today’s Red C poll are vitally important. It shows that not only are Irish people in favour of marriage equality, but they are also in favour of its inclusion in our Constitution. That is a huge step forward in our work to achieve equality for same-sex couples and families all over Ireland’’.

On UK soil there has been high profile support for the LGBT community as all three main British party leaders sent messages of support as LGBT students gather in Brighton for Student Pride.
Organisers have received a letter of support from Prime Minister David Cameron, deputy PM and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg and leader of the opposition Ed Miliband and the local Brighton and Hove MP and leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas. David Cameron says: ‘As you gather in Brighton, I hope you will reflect on the role each of you can play in bringing about change in your communities. Role models are hugely important when tackling homophobia. Homophobia can prevent people from realizing their dreams and we cannot allow prejudice to prevail. Everyone has a voice and collectively we must challenge unacceptable behaviour and attitudes.’
Nick Clegg uses his message to emphasise the coalition government’s role in tackling homophobia in schools. He says: ‘Homophobia sadly rears its ugly head too often in our society – in our schools, workplaces, sport and playgrounds. That is why we’re investing more money in tackling homophobic bullying in schools, helping head teachers to ban it from their grounds, and working with clubs and organisations to tackle homophobia in sport.’

Labour leader David Miliband praises Britain’s National Union of Students, which is 30 this year, for its ongoing support for LGBT rights in his message. He goes on to emphasize the UK’s role in promoting LGBT equality worldwide: ‘I want Britain to be seen as a beacon of hope on LGBT equality, speaking out against injustice and prejudice at home and in other parts of the world. Together we can build a more equal and just society.’ – this may be the best thing he’s said in a while!

Lord Carey
Unfortunately a former Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against the prime minister’s support of equal marriage rights for gay couples, calling it undemocratic and ‘one of the greatest political power grabs in history’. Writing in the Daily Mail, Lord Carey said marriage was not ‘owned’ by the state or any religion but pre-dated both as a cultural institution. As a result, he argued, no one should be allowed to alter it. The Archbishop was pledging his support for a new Coalition for Marriage, which has been created to oppose marriage equality efforts. Lord Carey talks about the importance of the marriage relationship for society and speaks of his own wife’s long support of him. But he argues that gays should not be able to marry because equality does not “mean being the same”. Instead, he recommends the two institutions of marriage and civil partnerships be maintained. Allowing gay couples to marry, he adds, would change the institution “beyond all recognition”. Schools, he writes, “will be forced to teach children the new definition of marriage (ohno) – which will run counter to the wishes of many parents”. The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said David Cameron’s support of gay marriage with the actions of a dictator earlier this year. As a result, a protest was held outside his cathedral, York Minster. The Coalition for Marriage hosts a petition on its website opposing “any attempt to redefine” marriage.

To end here is something that made us smile, a teenage YouTube user in the US has recorded the conversation in which he comes out to his mother and posted it online saying he hopes it will be an “inspiration”. On arriving home his Mom senses that he wants to discuss something and Thompson replies: “I’m gay”. His mother replies, “Daniel, Daniel,” before hugging him. He adds: “I know you probably already know, but I want to make it official.” She says: “You know what, I am so proud of you.” She goes on to discuss coming out in the modern world where prejudice still exists. In the video description, he writes: “Finally got the strength to come out to my mom. My Mom has been extremely supportive. I could not ask for anyone else. Love you. Every circumstance is different and you will know when the right time to come out is." - Sarah may have shed a tear or two when watching this!!

In contrast, here’s how Sarah’s conversation when with her Mum when they met up in Bali after not seeing each other for 5 months:

S’s Mum: ‘‘You look really well and really happy’
Sarah ‘’I am….like the happiest I’ve ever been and it’s not just living in Australia’’
S’s Mum ‘Oh well, I’m glad you are happy’’
Sarah ‘Thanks. The thing is the reason I’m so happy is I’m with Laura – as in a couple with Laura’’
S’s Mum ‘Er, no you’re not, that’s SO wrong –why would you say that to me, I can’t believe you just said that – take it back – never say that again!'
Sarah ‘But Mum it’s true – I love her and we are so happy!’
S’s Mum – 'No-one else knows, do they? Don’t tell anyone – this is so devastating it can never leave this room, no-one can know, what will they think?? – Just go back to Oz and change your mind then you can come back and we’ll forget this ever happened.’
Sarah ‘This isn’t a stage, this won’t go away – I want to be with Laura and I will want to come home at some point and bring Laura – Australia is temporary, Laura is not.’
S’s Mum ‘What did I do wrong??!? – I love you but I can’t, won’t accept this – it’s breaking my heart, it will destroy your Dad. You have to change! That American has ruined our family!!!!!’
We have been together almost 3 years and Sarah’s parents' opinions remain the same, it’s a sad but true fact that while society is changing, her parents remain firmly against our love. We will persevere, and we sincerely hope there are more stories like Daniel’s than like Sarah’s.

To end on a high, we found out that the commercials Ellen DeGeneres has made for JC Penney will premiere during the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday (26 February- tonight!). 'I can't tell you how excited I am about them,' DeGeneres said to her talk show audience Friday. 'There are five different ones that run throughout the Oscars.  I had so much fun making them. I'm proud of them. ... They're beautifully done.' The group OneMillionMoms had tried to get retail chain JC Penney to fire DeGeneres as their spokesperson because she is a lesbian. But the company stood by DeGeneres and more than 43,000 people have signed a Stand Up For Ellen petition on Well done JC Penney!

Phew that was quite a round up. We hope you've enjoyed it!

Enjoy the last week of February!!
Laura & Sarah xo

The Versatile Blogger Award!

Happy Saturday!!

We have great news today to share with you! We have been lucky enough to receive our first ever award!! It was given to us by our new lovely blogger friend Jennifer at, so go check out her blog!!

So these are the rules:
  1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers
  2. Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your blog post.
And I Nominate:

7 Random Facts About Laura & Sarah

1. We set the alarm every morning 15 minutes earlier than we need to get up so we can have some serious morning CUDDLE TIME!

2. After rent and bills, our next biggest expense by far is Diet Coke.
3. We never go more than one month without eating a Nandos.
4. Our car is called The Captain, because it is practically a boat. It also goes by 'Oh Captain, my Captain!'
5. Before starting this blog, we had never met another lesbian couple.
6. Since being together, we've never had separate jobs.
7. Between us we have 4 tattoos and 8 piercings. And we really want more tattoos!!

We hope you are enjoying your weekend!!
Laura & Sarah xo

Friday, 24 February 2012

Sarah's Fun Fact Fridays!! 100th Post!

Welcome to our 100th post!! We can’t quite believe we are here in what seems like such a short space of time. If you have been following us for awhile – thank you! If you are new to our blog – welcome and we hope you enjoy!

As today is Sarah’s Fun Fact Friday, I thought I would dedicate this post to the number itself. To make sure it covers all bases, you’ll find a bit of science, currency, war, land ownership, language and maths! So much fun. And we're off!!

The words ‘‘hundred’’ and ‘‘century’’ apparently come from the root 'satam' in Sanskrit, which became 'centum' in Latin, 'hekaton' in Greek and 'hunda' in the Germanic languages.

One hundred is:
  • The basis of percentages (per cent meaning "per hundred" in Latin), with 100% being a full amount
  • The number of years in a century
  • The number of tiles in a standard Scrabble set
  • In Greece, India, Israel and Nepal, 100 is the police telephone number
  • In Belgium, 100 is the ambulance and firefighter telephone number
  • In the UK, 100 is the operator telephone number
  • "The First Hundred Days" is a benchmark of a President of the United States' performance at the beginning of his or her term
  • In politics, the United States Senate has 100 Senators
  • It’s the sum of the first ten odd numbers (1+3+5+7+9+11+13+17+19+21=100)
  • 100 signifies completeness, maximum, superiority and has mostly positive connotations
  • On the Celsius scale, 100 degrees is the boiling temperature of pure water at sea level
One hundred was the Anglo- Saxon unit of measurement for land area. A hundred had enough land to sustain 100 households headed by “a hundred man” who did all the administration, raising troops and leading forces. Hundreds were divided into tithings, each with ten households. The basic unit of land was the “hide”, with enough land for one family. Hundreds still exist in the US state of Delaware; they were introduced by William Penn in 1682 and were used until the Sixties, but now they have no administrative role, though they are still used in real-estate title descriptions. So there you go!

The largest bank note in England is the one hundred million pound note, nicknamed 'The Titan' – well, I guess it is big! It is only used internally at the Bank of England, and there are only 40 in existence. Scotland is the only place in the UK where £100 bank notes are used- that maybe a request for my next birthday- I’ll get all my Scottish family to club together :)

Most of the world's currencies are divided into 100 subunits; for example, one euro is one hundred cents and one pound sterling is one hundred pence.

The U.S. hundred-dollar bill has Benjamin Franklin's portrait; the "Benjamin" is the largest U.S. bill in print. American savings bonds of $100 have Thomas Jefferson's portrait, while American $100 treasury bonds have Andrew Jackson's portrait. So next time you hear 'It's all about the Benjamins!!!' you'll know why! Holla!

This is only applicable in the UK but all Blue Peter badges (it’s a kid’s show in the UK) feature the famous ship logo, created by Tony Hart. Tony, who died earlier this year, was a presenter of kids' art shows and creator of the cult animated Plasticine figure called Morph. He was paid a flat fee of 100 pounds for his ship design that is one of the most recognised designs in the UK.

In a 1987 study, just 100 surnames accounted for 85 per cent of the Chinese population. According to the 1990 census the most common was Li, with over 100 million people: more than the population of Germany. And I though having the most common girl's name in my year was bad!

The atomic number of fermium is 100. Ferium is a synthetic element- a chemical element that is too unstable to occur naturally on Earth, and therefore has to be created artificially.

Back to my school history lessons here but The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) actually lasted 116 years and didn’t acquire its popular name until 1874. It was a series of skirmishes fought between two French families, one of whom claimed the French throne (Valois), while the other claimed both France and England (Plantagenet). The eventual victory of the Valois came at a high price – France’s population was reduced by two-thirds over the period and England was left isolated from the rest of Europe, speaking English rather than French. Can you imagine kinda fighting for that long!?! Crazy.

In religion it’s the Jewish who love the number 100 - there are 100 blasts of the Shofar (horn) heard in the service of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and a religious Jew is expected to utter at least 100 blessings daily.

When a TV series reaches 100 episodes, it is generally considered viable for syndication. (For shows picked up midseason, this point is generally reached during a prime time series' 5th season).

And if that isn’t quite enough we will finish off with 100 in sport:

  • ·         The number of yards in an American football field (not including the end zones).
  • ·         The number of runs required for a cricket batsman to score a century, a significant milestone.
  • ·         The number of points required for a snooker cueist to score a century break, a significant 
  •            milestone.
  • ·         The record number of points scored in one NBA game by a single player, set by Wilt 
  •           Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors on March 2, 1962
  • ·         The minimum distance in yards for a Par 3 on a golf course

That’s it for me; I hope you enjoyed it and have added a few facts to your repertoire.

Enjoy your weekends!
Love Sarah

P.S, if you've enjoyed this post check out previous SFFF here!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

What We Love Wednesday!! It's National Chip Week!!

Hi bloggin' world, apologies for the late post!

We are in the throws of 'National Chip Week' here in the UK, so we thought it'd be a perfect chance to bring back one of our all time favourite WWLWs!!

Read it HERE

We hope you are having a great week, and of course getting your fill of scrumptious potato!!

Until next time,
Laura & Sarah xo

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tips & Recipes From An UN-Domestic Goddess: Ape-tastic Banana Bread!!

Last week you’ll remember I promised my scrumptious banana bread recipe this week – so here it is!! Your friends and family will go ‘ape’ over this snack/dessert! 

What you’ll need to make one loaf:
  • ·         1 egg
  • ·         2 very ripe bananas (mashed)
  • ·         4 ounces sour cream
  • ·         ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ·         4 tablespoons butter
  • ·         1 cup white sugar
  • ·         1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ·         1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ·         1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ·         1 1/3 cups plain flour

  1.  Preheat oven to 150 degrees C (300 F) and grease one loaf tin (mine was about 7x4 inches). In a small bowl, mix 1.5 tablespoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, then dust the pan lightly with the mixture.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and the rest of the sugar. Mix in eggs, bananas, sour cream, vanilla and the rest of the cinnamon. Finally, mix in the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Finally, pour the mixture into the pan, and bake for 1 hour. It is finished when a toothpick comes out clean in the centre.

I hope you enjoy this banana bread as much as I did. It’s been tried and tested, and the consensus was that the dish will drive you ‘bananas’!

OMG yum
Yes, I’m terribly cheesy, but I’m actually craving banana bread now! Off to make some more…

Bon appétit!
Laura xo

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Whats Happening Hot Stuff!!! 19/02/2012

Woah - what a week it’s been! On a personal level, we’ve had a brilliant week as you may have guessed from the posts, but on a news front I think it’s fair to say news from America has been keeping us engaged.

Following on from the good news that Washington state’s governor signed gay marriage into law, the Maryland House of Delegates has passed a bill legalising same-sex marriage that is widely expected to be passed by the state senate and already has the support of the governor Martin O’Malley. The victory was publicised by eight openly LGBT state lawmakers whose personal appeals helped sway crucial votes in support of marriage equality. They all spoke about what marriage means to them and to their families and it made all the difference.
Martin O'Malley
Martin O’Malley's statement was as follows: “Even people that do not yet agree with us on this issue, there’s a lot of goodness in each and every individual, and we need to engage in that goodness. We need to call people to that goodness. We need to call people together in the centre of that circle that makes us a great state — that makes us a great country — because we believe in the dignity of every individual, and we believe in the advancement of the greater good.”

Onto the bad news - the New Jerseyans had their hopes raised, and then slashed in the space of a week. After getting the gay marriage bill through the houses it was immediately veto’d by Governor Chris Christie (by the way did his parents find that name funny at his birth?!?!?!). Democrats who had pushed the bill forward said they were disappointed, but not surprised, by Christie's action. "It's unfortunate that the governor would let his own personal ideology infringe on the rights of thousands of New Jerseyans," said Reed Gusciora, one of two openly gay New Jersey lawmakers and a sponsor of the bill. "For all those who oppose marriage equality, their lives would have been completely unchanged by this bill, but for same-sex couples, their lives would have been radically transformed. Unfortunately, the governor couldn't see past his own personal ambitions to honour this truth."

Senate President Steve Sweeney was more blunt in his criticism of the governor. "He had a chance to do the right thing, and failed miserably," Sweeney said.

To show that not all voters in really conservative places think like Mr Christie, here is an interesting clip that gave us some hope.

Speaking of doing the right thing, Gay rights campaigners and prominent government ministers have blasted England’s top football clubs for failing to sign up to a campaign to tackle homophobia in the sport.

According to The Independent, government ministers and equality campaigners are furious that only 16 of 160 contacted clubs have leant their support to the annual Football v Homophobia campaign, a nine-day event that started on Saturday. According to The Independent, among the 16 teams that have signed up to the campaign are Premier League clubs Arsenal, Aston Villa, Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Norwich City. Sarah’s hoping to see her home town team Reading join the list soon!

Comedian Ricky Gervais (one our fav comedians and from Sarah’s home town) has hit out at religious parents who tell their children if they “turn out gay, they will burn in hell”, arguing that the threats amount to “child abuse”.  Speaking on CNN’s Piers Morgan Show on Friday night, Ricky said, “I’ve got nothing against people believing in God at all. In fact, if it did make you a kinder person, if you only did good things in his name, then great. But there’s the rub.” The 50-year-old star of The Office added: “It’s when I see some of these religious fundamentalists saying that they’ve told their five-year-old children that if they turn out gay, they will burn in hell. That to me is child abuse. That’s nothing to do with religion or spirituality. That’s child abuse. So that’s why I’m passionate when it comes to that.”
The outspoken comedian also blasted Republican presidential candidates’ views on gay marriage. He said: “Well, with this, we’re back to offence, aren’t we? Just because they’re offended by someone being gay, it doesn’t mean they’re right. It’s a strange thing that they say being gay is a choice. No, being gay isn’t a choice, you know? I want to go, ‘Look, you try it, then. If it’s a choice, have a go.’” Go Mr Gevais – everyone knows we Reading folk speak sense! Fun fact, we produced Kate Winslet too!

We saw this from Anne Hathaway on the same issue:

In controversial news, the former First Lady of Liberia has reportedly tabled a bill which could make homosexuality in the country punishable by death in her new capacity as a senator. AFP reported that Jewel Howard Taylor, ex-wife of former president Charles Taylor, wants gay sex to attract a penalty ranging from 10 years imprisonment to execution. The proposed change to the country’s marriage laws reads: “No two persons of the same sex shall have sexual relations. A violation of this prohibition will be considered a first degree felony.” The office of Jewel Howard Taylor told she was “not homophobic and does not harbour any hatred towards gays”, and said the first degree felony created is actually one of attempting to enter into a gay marriage, not of performing gay sex acts.

An official statement by the government last month said: “The Liberian government will not allow the legalisation of gay and lesbian activities in Liberia. The president has vowed not to allow such a bill, and even if the bill goes before the president she will veto it.” Ah well at least Liberia isn’t on the ‘to visit’ list.

To end on a positive note, no pun intended, a charity single raising money to tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying has become a sensation. The L Project’s debut 'It Does Get Better' aims to raise as much money as possible to help combat anti-gay and trans bullying using the most talented lesbian UK performers.  It has made number 1 in Amazon UK’s Best Sellers Rock and Folk Charts and has drawn nearly 44,000 views on Youtube since its release on Saturday. Proceeds will go to Stonewall and Diversity Role Models. The song can be bought at Amazon and iTunes, where it is available to download.

On a personal note we have updated our February photo-a-day here so check it out!

That's it for this edition, folks - we hope you have a lovely week!!

Until next time,
Sarah & Laura xo