Top Ten Real Childhood Memories


Ah, childhood. A wondrous place with rain, soggy cake, windbreakers and your brother shoving sand in your eye. This is a blog about real childhood memories and if we’re all honest, we don’t really remember that much about our childhood now do we? Here are some lowlights from mine… Continue reading » “Top Ten Real Childhood Memories”


Fix. Switch. Boom!


Are there six more boring words on the planet than ‘fix and switch your energy supplier’? Perhaps ‘ice sculpture melting day: free entry!’ or ‘local council appreciation day this friday’ but it’s definitely up there. There isn’t a hotter topic in the UK right now, with David Cameron and money-saving supremo Martin Lewis barking at you to fix your energy prices before the suppliers do an evil cackle while adding a sneaky zero to your bill. So today I decided to give in and do it. Look, I’m not proud but here’s what happened…

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Five Things I Learnt This Week


This week, as well as learning not to buy too many Curly Wurlys because the trick-or-treaters might never materialise (dumb kids), my 7 days were also flecked with One Direction (yay!), Angela Merkel, bedroom doom, Spurs and Mercury winner James Blake. Read on, I’ll tell you more…

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Return Of The Pool Shark


I wasted large chunks of my childhood playing pool and unlike learning how to make apple crumble, it’s a skill that’s come in handy throughout my adult life. I once started a new job and was invited into a pool tournament in the first week: I made it to the final, trouncing five men along the way. The women whooped and the men muttered, complimentary things I’m sure. I haven’t seriously played pool in around five years but this week I decided to return to action. Would my cue action flow once more or would I be bouncing out of pockets at every opportunity, the white ball making a break for freedom across the shiny wooden floor? It was time to step up to the baize… Continue reading » “Return Of The Pool Shark”


The Royal Godmother: It Shoulda Been Me…


I’m not really sure what Wills and Kate were thinking: I would have made the perfect godmother for Prince George this week at the Chapel Royal if you discount my giggling about the royals and contempt for all that god stuff. Here are five remarkably plump reasons why… Continue reading » “The Royal Godmother: It Shoulda Been Me…”


Glee: The Cory Monteith Tribute Episode


I love Glee. I mean, love Glee. I wish we’d had a Glee club at my Essex school – I would have taken the jibes and slushies in my face every week just to be able to sing and dance my cares away. And this is what Glee is all about – it deals with hard-hitting issues but does so with such humour and a featherlight touch you’re still left feeling upbeat and chipper every time. This week however, Sky screened Glee’s Cory Monteith tribute episode and it was all too real… Continue reading » “Glee: The Cory Monteith Tribute Episode”


Great British Bake Off: Who Will Win?


Flour, eggs, sugar, lard? Check. Two giddy presenters, one Dame Of Cakes and one Berk Of Bread? Check. Three nimble-fingered contestants? Check, checkety check! We’ve been counting down for weeks and now the moment has arrived: the final of the Great British Bake Off is happening today and I for one am beside myself with creamy, puffy excitement. Will Frances create an alternate universe from blueberry & liquorice icing for her showstopper? Will Kimberley pipe with ice-cool precision to scoop the prize? And will Ruby hold the saffron & make it to the end without cracking up and dissolving into a pool of gloop? I’d say all three are possible…

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