I still love you Kirstie Allsopp

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If you don’t have a clue what I’m on about you can read the Telegraph’s interview with Kirstie  here she got kind of blasted for ‘telling’ women to ditch university and have babies young. Agree or disagree, she made a valid point and stimulated a decent debate.
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33 thoughts on “I still love you Kirstie Allsopp

  1. brummymummyof2

    Shhhh controversial. I would. If I could have my time again have had kids MUCH earlier! Then I would have had more. I feel for me I was a bit too late and as I am getting ever nearer to 40 (sob vom etc) I may not be able to have more. I love Kirstie. Lots x

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  2. Abby Boid

    OK. Irrational comment alert. I am sure she is lovely but I can’t read the article because she. annoys. me. So. MUUUCCCHHHHHH. Fortunately for her, who cares at all what I think. She seems to be doing pretty well for herself.
    Oh. And while, I am here. I prefer vodka to Gin. There. I said it.
    Still loves you though. Hope you can forgive me. Got to sort my Facebook razzmatazz out and then I will see you there.
    :-(

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  3. Mummy Says

    Well said Katie. You talk/write/draw a lot of sense gin-lover. There was a lot of sense in what KA said – and you’re right, let’s read it properly before getting all hot and bothered about it.

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    1. hurrahforgin

      That’s what frustrated me the most – the fact people are saying she was ‘telling’ people what to do when she wasn’t at all. I hate when people don’t read things properly grrr. Thanks though Kiran :) x

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    1. hurrahforgin

      My that’s a compliment – thank you! I have read a lot too, i just don’t get why people aren’t allowed to voice different opinions! Just make your own decisions that you are happy with :)

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  4. josandelson

    I don’t know what’s going on and haven’t read Kirsty A’s article but if this post is anything to do with gin, then i have to start getting into the spirit. Love the drawings. you could be talking about raw sewage and would still be funny Katie :)) Oh I see. Yes I wish I’d had 6 babies at 18, give them to a maternity nurse to look after, and received them back 6 years later one by one in my boudoir in the early evening for a pleasant chat and hair stroke.

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  5. nuksazi

    I think her comments were meant well it’s just hard when you have left it a bit late to be constantly reminded of it! We don’t all meet the man of our dreams in our 20s… some of us have to wait a while first x

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  6. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    I have to admit I haven’t read it but I agree with the gist of what she said anyway. Women’s fertility peaks at 21 and that’s just a fact, obviously everyone has a choice but sometimes people don’t know themselves properly until after having kids, I know I didn’t and now I have two kids and I’m still in my 20’s (for another four whole weeks!) I have loads of plans to focus on my career now x

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  8. Lifeblooming

    Love the commentary and stick figures!
    Being in the sthn hemisphere we’re out of the loop on this but can I still say I like Kirstie Allsop without having heard of the issue before now?

    When I read the article it sounded like she was just ruminating about things and then advocating for open discourse amongst women. Now I’m at ‘the age I am’, I’ve had a few epiphanies about the path I took and with hindsight think that I moved along ‘an expected path’. I knew no different. For me, discourse about options and consequences when I was younger would certainly have meant I could have made a fully informed decision whatever it might have been.

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  9. suzanne3childrenandit

    Why anyone would not like someone simply because she has spoken her mind with a perfectly valid view point is totally beyond me! I can’t be arsed to read it, I think she’s fabulous :) Loving your stick man illustration ;) x

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  10. Actually Mummy

    I LOVE your drawings! And your take on it actually. For what it’s worth, I think she’s stated some naive stuff, however, as you rightly say, she started a debate, and actually, if her vision is ever to have any kind of reality, a huge step change will need to be made in society. And for that, debate is the starting point. I agree with her that in an ideal world, it would be done the way she suggests. But then in an ideal world, climbing the career ladder would be facilitated by flexible working, equal pay, sensible salaries for career starters (rather than the daft ‘graduate training scheme’ slave labour that happens at the bottom of the pay scale), and affordable childcare. Unfortunately, I’m not even sure that will happen in my daughter’s lifetime. But, as I said, debate is where it will all begin. Everyone said Emily Pankhurst was deluded, didn’t they…?

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