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Skipping back to the past

11. November 2013

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Skipping back to the past

We were pootling along in the car this morning when an ad on the radio caught my ear. I couldn’t quite believe it, but someone was singing the theme tune to Skippy the Bush Kangeroo. You know how it goes, ‘Skipppppy, Skippppppy, Skiiiipppyyy the Bush Kangeroooooo.’ Instantly, I was catapulted back into the past, when […]

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Back and forth

6. November 2013

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Back and forth

Well, we’ve had our long-awaited trip to St Andrews, and very fabulous it was too. Going back was like meeting a friend who has aged particularly well. Stunningly well. In fact, St Andrews has had the equivalent of a complete facelift, with liposuction and new boobs thrown in. It’s like Richmond, or Dulwich, or Blackheath […]

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Stamping out bacterial soup

31. October 2013

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Sponsored post You’ll be shocked, I know, but up until a month ago, I didn’t know who Dr Pixie McKenna was. I think this is because I started to watch an episode of Embarrassing Bodies with the girls when they were quite small (about 8 and 10), and the opening scenes featured an extreme close-up […]

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Raising Cain

23. October 2013

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Raising Cain

Why do men hate women? This is the question I’m asking, after the Great British Bake Off left a nasty taste in my mouth. In amongst the sponges, there were persistent internet tales of flirtation, manipulation, smugness and favouritism. Even when a woman bakes a cake, which surely even the most anxious of men can’t […]

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The birthday girl

18. October 2013

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The birthday girl

Well, it’s impossible but it’s true. Child One is going to turn 18 over the half term holiday. How did this happen? One minute she was a little tiny baby in a ‘Goodnight Mr Moon’ babygro, now she is a beautiful young lady in Uggs. We don’t always agree. When she was 18 months old, […]

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It’s Review Time

16. October 2013

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It’s Review Time

Sponsored So my lovelies, a quick round-up of some of the delights that I’ve been asked to test run on your behalf this month. And, as it’s Halloween quite soon, I have a truly spooktacular selection for you …. Haribo Who can resist Haribo? My girls, though now virtually grown up (alas) still list their […]

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Duck and cover

14. October 2013

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Duck and cover

Say what you like about Piers Morgan (and people have and do) but he is performing quite a useful function in the States. His quest to do something about the sheer craziness of gun laws is getting right up people’s noses. Where would the US be without us to do their dirty work for them? […]

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That’s the ticket

11. October 2013

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That’s the ticket

I don’t usually use my blog to rant on. Well, sometimes I do, but what on earth’s the point of having a blog if you can’t rant on it occasionally? When I say I’m cross about parking permits, you’ll understand. There is probably nothing in the world more annoying than parking permits, unless it’s parking […]

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Last words

8. October 2013

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Last words

I went to a funeral service the other day for a very inspiring and wonderful lady. The service was beautifully done by a Humanist – I’m almost tempted to become one. It was an uplifting (though very sad) day, and made me think of what I would like for my own funeral. I don’t care […]

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Dreamtone?

7. October 2013

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Dreamtone?

Maybe it’s just because I’ve never got on with foundation, but I find the new Lancome Dreamtone add very surprising. The upshot of it is that, after spending £69 – yes, £69 – on this stuff, you can actually dare to step outside your home without a full face of makeup on. Oh, right. Actually, […]

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