Tag Archive | "Facebook"

What’s going on in Girl Land?

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


There’s a huge hoo-ha coming our way about girls and the internet. It’s generated by an American writer and journalist called Caitlin Flanagan who, I’m sure, is utterly delightful, but comes over like someone who is never happier than when stirring up tornados in teacups. One of her previous books was subtitled Loving and Loathing […]

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Facebook friends

Monday, September 26, 2011


I always check my junk email folder in case I have won a £10 million lottery prize and unaccountably forgotten to claim it. Today, I found something there which was even more unlikely. ‘Pinetastic Furniture wants to be your friend on Facebook!’ shrilled the email. Well, no it doesn’t. Pinetastic Furniture does not want to […]

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Medals for Mums

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I was struggling round the supermarket yesterday, mustering the ingredients for the Book Group dinner chez moi, and muttering grimly, ‘the first rule about Book Group is … I wish there were no Book Group….’ (naturally I love it when it’s at everyone else’s houses and I can nosh the night away. But when it’s at […]

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Teen surfers

Monday, March 22, 2010


Two very nice ladies came to see me this morning to tell me all about Norton’s clever new OnlineFamily system. It’s basically designed to be a high tech virtual playpen, keeping your children out of all that bad stuff on the web. It’s designed for more technology friendly families than ours, I think. We only have […]

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