7. December 2013

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The show goes on … and on

The show goes on … and on

Off we went last night to a preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest show, Stephen Ward: The Musical. When I told people, they pretty much all said, ‘what an odd idea for a musical!’ and I suppose I was hoping that it would all make sense when we were there. To be honest, I’m not […]

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25. November 2013

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Cupcake competition

Cupcake competition

I’ve just caught up with a great little tumblr site called Is This Feminist? The subtitle, ‘because being a marginally acceptable feminist is a full time job’ says it all, really. There’s no one more critical of women than a woman who’s doing it (whatever the ‘it’ is) better. As Is this …? proves in […]

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21. November 2013

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Sponsored video – Party time

Sponsored video Nom nom nom nom. Oh, sorry – you’ve caught me salivating over Waitrose’s website. They’ve asked me to tell you all about their Christmas party food and mmmm, it looks good. It’s not just effortless little bits and bobs that you can safely pop into the oven, knowing they’ll come out looking and […]

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18. November 2013

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Toe Curlers

Once upon a time, I could be fairly sure that anything too fruity that we saw on TV would be going over the girls’ heads. You know the kind of thing – a double entendre here, a slightly risque remark there. It’s not that I wanted to preserve their innocence by hermetically sealing their world […]

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12. November 2013

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Sublime vs the ridiculous quest

Sublime vs the ridiculous quest

Time for a beauty update. I’ve been religiously slapping on the La Roche Posay pore tightener – but tragic to tell, you really wouldn’t know. I wot’t say that looking into my pores is like staring into a black hole, but unlike black holes, my pores are definitely there and visible to the naked eye. […]

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11. November 2013

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Skipping back to the past

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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6. November 2013

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Back and forth

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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31. October 2013

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Stamping out bacterial soup

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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23. October 2013

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Raising Cain

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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22. October 2013

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Perfection and imperfections

Perfection and imperfections

There are drawbacks to shopping with teenagers – like the hours spent slumped on the floor in the Top Shop changing rooms while the girls try on skinny jeans I wouldn’t be able to get my left eyebrow into. And then there are the perks, like hanging out at the make-up counters. I LOVE make-up […]

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