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    What’s going on in Girl Land?

    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 our Inner Housewife, and was based around her premise that ‘women have a deeply-felt emotional connection to housekeeping.’ Well, I actually do have a deeply-felt…

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    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…

    September 26, 2011
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    Medals for Mums

    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….’…

    January 13, 2011
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    Teen surfers

    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…

    March 22, 2010