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    Ten things to do with an empty nest

    September 19, 2016

    Take up a hobby – preferably one that requires a lot of equipment. This way you can do the actual hobby (dressmaking, a really complicated fitness routine) in one child’s room, while storing all the essential bits and bobs you need for it in another child’s room. Hey presto, the house is all filled up again. Rent out their bedroom. This has never been easier, since the advent of Air BnB and its ilk. Just stick an ad on line…

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    Ghost Busting

    There’s been a huge hoo-ha about the new Ghostbusters film – changing the lead characters to female. I must admit I’d be a bit miffed if they suddenly changed Little Women to Little Men,…

    August 2, 2016
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    Iron Horses of the West

    Sponsored post One of the perks of having a blog is that people offer you nice things to try out. Often I’m not sure whether they’ll be used and I try my best to…

    April 6, 2016
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    So this is Christmas

    Christmas isn’t an easy time for any woman. You see us, battling around the shops, shoulders hunched, faces grim, as we do our best to grab the stuff that will, like magic pixie dust,…

    December 14, 2012
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    One man’s meat …

    Worrying news this morning that 20 per cent of meat is going to kill you. Or that if you eat red meat more than three times a week your legs will explode. Or that…

    March 13, 2012
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    Don’t let our lollipops get licked!

    My dear friend Dulwich Mum is probably better known for her impeccable taste in doggies (she has a divine cockapoo) than for her ardent political activism. But there is a time when even the…

    June 29, 2011