Tag Archive | "shopping"

Where dreams come true

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Gosh, I think the universe must have been listening when I was moaning on last week about running away to Canada. No sooner did I finish my whinge than a lovely email pinged into my inbox – inviting me to New York! Yes, my adorable Disney friends have asked me to pop along to the […]

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Going yogaga

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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News from my lovely big brother, who I’m going to promote to US Correspondent (ok, he already has a very important day job, but surely he’d be crazy to turn down this unpaid, thankless extra workload?). Apparently there have been near-riots in the States over, of all things, yoga pants. Not actual pant pants, you […]

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Spend or save?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I’ve just finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s latest lovely book, Mini Shopaholic – what? It’s research for my novels, honestly – and the result has been that I’ve suddenly reassessed my own spending habits. The book’s heroine, Becky, is a rampant spender, who literally starts to twitch when she passes an outlet store. She has to […]

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A is for ….

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Things aren’t always what they seem. A dear friend, who spent the summer in France, found herself becoming increasingly irritated by strangely erratic drivers she kept encountering, who were always braking suddenly, failing to indicate and didn’t seem to know their way around roundabouts. They all had a large red A on their numberplates. “These […]

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