What am I Making?



Cerne Abbas: A Very Naughty Boy

 Facebook blocked me from promoting my piece which had an a image of the Cerne Abbas Giant on. So I sent this to Facebook:

“I’m dismayed my advert has not been approved. It has been marked as having ‘adult’ content; please can you explain this? This is an educational piece about Celtic heritage.”

This was their response:
“Hi Mabh,

Thanks for writing in. I’m here to help. 

Your ad was rejected because the image doesn’t follow our ad guidelines. Ads may not use overly sexual images, suggest nudity, show a lot of skin or cleavage, or focus unnecessarily on specific body parts. This is also applicable to the images present on your Pages.

Please make the necessary edits and recreate your posts. If it’s an ad created from the create flow, you can edit it in your ads manager:


Review our policies on ad images here: 


Let me know if you need more help from my end. Have a great day.



Facebook Ads team


Is it just me or has she completely ignored my original query? Anyway, this was my follow up email: 

“Hi Jane,

The picture is of, and I can’t stress this enough, a national monument. It is a piece of history and certainly not pornographic or ‘overly sexual’. Please reconsider your decision based on the facts. The Cerne Abbas Giant is thousands of years old and can be seen by anyone. What are you achieving by blocking its image on Facebook, other than irritating a paying customer and her audience?


Mabh Savage”

What do you think guys? Am I onto a loser with this? I’m just riled that they consider the Cerne Abbas giant, a piece of much loved history, too sexual for Facebook.

Easter starts with a Corpse…

Read my article on why Jesus would be annoyed that he died for our sins…


The Power of Old Tights!

An ‘up cycling’ achievement: half of one leg of a dead pair of (clean!) tights with two handfuls of oatmeal in the foot, suspended in the running hot water of Nathan’s bath to help ease his chicken pox. Plenty of cold water added at the end to make the bath reasonably tepid, so as not to sting. Very soothing.

Outside In: Heart Centre, Leeds

If you’re in Leeds this Saturday, do pop in to Heart in Headingley where Peter Spafford will be showcasing local talent. Expect music, spoken word and poetry, and also expect to be impressed. Click link below for full details. See you there!


Terence Pratchett, novelist, born 28 April 1948; died 12 March 2015

SuziH says it better than I ever could. Sharing with tears in my eyes. Out of cheese error.