2013: How Was It For You?

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As the glitterball known as 2013 performs its final turn, it’s time to assess the previous 12 months and ponder whether you’re happy to see the back of them or if you’re clinging on for dear life. How was the year for you? Continue reading » “2013: How Was It For You?”

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The Perfect Christmas Eve? Here’s How…

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Twas the night before Christmas and all over the land people were scurrying about their kitchen trying to find that spare roll of sellotape to wrap those final presents. Everyone apart from me that is. Why? Because I’m too busy having the perfect Christmas Eve and you could too with a few key adjustments. Here’s how…

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Strictly 2013: Who Will Win?

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After weeks filled with tottering lifts, shonky footwork, stuttering jokes and creaky singers, it all comes down to tonight on Strictly Come Dancing and the first ever all-female final. Let me hear you say Girl Power! Somebody wheel out Geri Halliwell! Yeah! But who will triumph and hoist the shiny glass trophy aloft and who will be left crumpled on the floor, a watery heap of sequins and chiffon? It’s all to dance for…

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Diary Of A Worrier

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When I was born the nurse held me up to the light and proclaimed: “Congratulations, it’s a worrier!” It was the first word I learnt to spell, the first word I uttered in my cot, the first adjective I grasped with both hands and wrestled to the floor bare-fisted. My mum knew the truth the first time she took me to the park and saw the terror in my eyes at kids barely grasping metal bars and swinging. I just wanted to go home and read a book in solitude… Continue reading » “Diary Of A Worrier”

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Who Will Be Tottenham’s Next Manager?

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Farewell then, Andre: our Portugese man of war who lost too many battles in the end. He looked beautiful on the touchline but often flummoxed as to what to do next, his face not betraying much but his eyes a whirlpool of panic. So now that the AVB era is finally over though, who’s next to step up to the plate and take on the Spurs cause? Capello? Hoddle? Laudrup? Benitez? Here are some alternative options that might be worth consideration… Continue reading » “Who Will Be Tottenham’s Next Manager?”

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Same Sex Marriage Is Go!

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Well that was easy wasn’t it? So long as you discount the decades of struggle, years of neglect and a whole 13 months from the Same Sex Marriage bill being approved in the Commons to it finally becoming law. Yes, the British legal system might move at the speed of chilled glue but we now have a date when same sex marriage will be legal: March 29th 2014. All of which means that when I get married in May, I really will be doing just that…

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The Reluctant Whisky Convert

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Whisky has always been a spiky word for me: the face-contorting substance my mum used to cure toothache, the smell that made my stomach churn. But over the past 12 months something’s happened: I took my first sip of Scotch without wincing, then drank a glass without complaining and finally requested a top-up without a gun to my head. This pattern repeated until one day I woke up and realised I was a reluctant whisky convert… Continue reading » “The Reluctant Whisky Convert”

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Top Ten Things About Christmas

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I heart Christmas: the lights, smells, food, drink, friends, family & films – what’s not to love? So I thought I’d write a blog on the very things that make Christmas great, those special elements that elevate it from being just another dull Christian ritual into the cheering festival of excess we’ve all come to love & expect. Ready? Continue reading » “Top Ten Things About Christmas”

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What Kind Of Facebook User Are You?

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When Facebook first arrived on the scene it seemed like just another fad: first FriendsReunited, then MySpace, now Facebook’s 15 minutes of fame. Only, Facebook’s still here isn’t it? Remember a time when you didn’t check your phone every 15 minutes for an update? Me neither. However, as Facebook’s stock has grown, so has the abuse of it. I’m talking about the eejits who think that social media shuns the rules of normal life. So what type of Facebook user are you? Let’s take a look… Continue reading » “What Kind Of Facebook User Are You?”

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Review: Blue Is The Warmest Colour

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In my entire life, I’ve only ever seen four films with lesbian relationships at their core in a mainstream cinema. Four. So to say I was intrigued to see this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Blue Is The Warmest Colour would be an understatement. A French coming-of-age love story between two women, the film has made headlines for its subject matter, its seven-minute sex scene and its harsh director. But I went into Blue Is The Warmest Colour with an open mind and an empty bladder – I made sure of this, what with it being three hours long…

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