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    Cadbury’s Tiffin

    It’s been lovely having Child One at home over the summer, and one of the great things about her presence (apart from having someone else in the house who makes great tea and understands…

    September 14, 2017
  • Blog Writing

    Meet the Author: Katharine Johnson

    It’s lovely to welcome Katharine Johnson to my blog today as part of my occasional Meet the Author series. Katharine is a journalist with a passion for crime novels, old houses and all things…

    August 27, 2017
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    First world problems

      Ok, bear with me. Of all my first world problems, this is almost certainly the firstiest. I may be having too many launch parties for my book.  The thing is that, when my…

    August 18, 2017
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    Snappy snaps

    Although I have friends who think I am virtually a geek, as I have a blog and know one end of a laptop from the other, I’ll let you into a secret. Most technology…

    July 30, 2017
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    7 Ways to Enjoy Galleries this Summer

    The current waft of heat over London reminds me of a recent trip to Paris with a dear friend who’s not mad keen on galleries. She knows I do love a bit of culture,…

    July 7, 2017
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    Moving on

      Nobody ever forgets a cancer diagnosis. I remember that, as the doctor was telling me the bad news, the nurse got out a beautiful fountain pen and started writing across the top of…

    June 13, 2017
  • Blog Reviews

    Skinny Minnies

    Saw the Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern last week. What an amazing space the Tate is, particularly if, like lucky me, you are invited to the swanky opening night and you get to…

    May 17, 2017
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    Colour Me Deadly

    My daughters tell me I laugh much, much too much at my own jokes. Well, my excuse is that if I don’t, who’s going to? But this time I do think I’ve created something…

    May 7, 2017
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    Maltesers

    I hope you don’t feel too neglected. We’ve been off in Malta for a week. TL was giving a speech, and I was along for the ride, but ended up doing tons of work…

    May 5, 2017
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    Facebook friends

    All around the country teenagers are weighing up their uni choices. The dreaded UCAS machine has processed reams of information and is now spitting out potential places, which your children and mine will be…

    April 12, 2017