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Radio Showreel

 J. A. Lovelock has worked in radio for a number of years. Hear some of her highlights in this showreel.

Cultural appropriation – or appreciation?

The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event held over the last weekend in August to celebrate Caribbean culture. The stars of the show are sound systems, parade bands and outrageous and imaginative costumes featuring all the colours of the rainbow, complete with feathers and bells and whistles. The event…

Loving Bobby Love

‘My world came crashing down. Bobby’s arrest was all over the papers. It seemed like the whole city was laughing at me.’  Those were the words (among others) of Cheryl Love when she discovered that her husband of forty-plus years was an escaped convict. Can you imagine that? There she…

Celebrity Shoplifting

A woman leaves a well-known supermarket with groceries she did not pay for and when the manager caught up with her all he had for her was a big grin! Fancy that! No being man-handled back to the store for questioning? I guess that is an open invitation to all…

Rugging It…

I’ve gone mad for rugs. I don’t know why but since this lockdown business I have been online buying rugs. You could say I have been ‘rugging it’. I am ‘rugging’ every room in the home. So, I’ve just taken delivery of four rugs from Ikea. Three for the kitchen…

This has to stop!

This has to stop! This police harassment and brutality of Black people has to stop. Now. Since the murder of George Floyd, Breoana Taylor and others that led to the Black Lives Matter worldwide protests, I have kept my peace, choosing to reflect on this sorry state of affairs in…

‘Rehoming’ for kids

‘Rehome’ your child. ‘Rehome’ your (young) son. That’s a new one on me! Like many, I guess, I always associated the term ‘rehoming’ with an animal. You know, you ‘rehome’ a dog or a cat, after they have been mended in a rescue facility or ‘rehome’ a formerly caged animal…

When spitting is not a crime…

Have I missed something here? The last time I heard – well, to be more precise, the last time I had contact with the criminal justice system and the law (in my professional capacity, you understand) – deliberately spitting at someone was a criminal offence, under the Criminal Justice Act…

‘Let Me Tell You Something’, Lovelock’s humor offers guide

Want some insights on feminism, religion, politics that will make you laugh, cry, or scream? You’ll find them all in a book by J.A. Lovelock. Her unique wit and engaging musings, that come from experiences and observations on contemporary life, is probably what is needed to escape a life filled…

On Social Distancing

Let me tell you, I am a person of faith and I believe that ‘all things are possible’ with God and that God can make a way in the wilderness and rivers to run in the desert and all that. However, when it comes to certain matters, I do not…