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The First Six Weeks

I was quoted in an interview last year as comparing the sleep deprivation that comes with having a new baby to Guantanamo Bay. My heart...

Looking Forward

Many of us live in a perpetual state of anticipation; it’s often the looking forward that gets us through the day to day. Not necessarily...

Too Much Information.

It occurred to me recently how obsessed with are with predictions. I don’t mean opportunistic fortune telling or nonsense soothsaying,...

Memories Are Made Of This...

Humans have many design glitches (features that Apple would have taken three or four iPhone generations to iron out, but ones that our...

Dry January

Three years ago this month, I partook of Dry January (do you partake in abstinence? Enlist? Maybe endure would be a better word). The...

Plans

Somebody asked me about my plans for Christmas recently, and I balked; I’m not even ready for Autumn yet, never mind Winter, because I...

Style

I’m planning a late summer holiday this month, and for the first time in my life, I don’t have the previously ubiquitous swimsuit/ bikini...

Escapism

The concept of escape means different things to different people. To some, it might evoke thoughts of a holiday, half an hour with a cup...

Happiness

Good news: Summer is the time of year when we are most likely to be at our happiest. Of course this fact doesn’t take anyone’s personal...

Optimism

You can break all personality types down into one of three categories: glass half full, glass half empty, and WHAT THE HELL’S IN THIS...

Friendship

It’s a funny thing friendship; it means different things to different people, and different things yet again at various stages of life....

New Year's Resolutions

“New Year is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, friendly calls...

Breaking the Festive Rules

They started back in September; even earlier in some cruel instances. The countdown to Christmas, ads and supermarket displays showing us...

The Uncanny Valley

“The uncanny valley” - a term coined to describe the unsettling feeling of looking at a human face that doesn’t look quite right; think...

Beauty Truths

"What is really important for a woman, more than being beautiful or intelligent, is to be entertaining." If you’re wondering what great...

Let's Talk About Fertility

I’ve never believed that youth is wasted on the young. If we were handed it back at a later stage, we’d be too cautious with it, too...

Get Stuffed - Festive Fare

The last few years have seen an upsurge in “alternative Christmas dining”. As low-cost supermarkets bring in frozen lobsters for a tenner...

Beach Bodies

At any given time, you can find the longest queues in the world in one of two places; a newly opened attraction at a theme park, and in...

 
 
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