Monthly Archives: July 2011

Don’t always take it as read…

It’s all very well to listen carefully and conjure up your own mental images. But there are times when you just have to see it in writing… My love-affair with books began before I could actually read.  As a small … Continue reading

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First past the Post

Despite the mind-boggling advances in modern communications, sometimes traditional and old-fashioned wins the day… Until about two years ago, I would have considered myself to be a fairly OK kind of mammy.  I did the best I could to keep … Continue reading

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Currying favour in the dinner Olympics

When it comes to culinary talent and expertise, some have it – and some don’t.  And some go at it with a shovel and a galvanized bucket… If myself and himself were ever to find ourselves on that awful TV … Continue reading

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Taking a walk on the tall, wide side

 If you’re female and tall, you get beautiful descriptive adjectives.  But add a bit of unwanted width, and the adjectives go south. I have long since held a theory about tallness.  Woman tallness, that is.  Being of this persuasion myself, … Continue reading

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The Lament of the Overweight

A little bit of nonsense to give you hope if you’re watching your weight.  You’re not alone – and you’re probably doing better than me. With apologies to proper poets… A lettuce leaf at lunchtime – but I’m gummin’ for … Continue reading

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Grey abandon at M&S

Just because you don’t want to flash your ageing flesh, it doesn’t mean you don’t want to be fashionable. Retail giants take note. Yesterday, 13 July, Marks and Spencer were taken to task by a 75-year-old widow at the company’s … Continue reading

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Naming or shaming?

Weird and wacky monikers are not just the exclusive realm of the rich and famous.  When it comes to naming children, ordinary people sometimes inflict extraordinary cruelty. So.  Harper Seven Beckham was welcomed to the world on Sunday 10 July … Continue reading

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