Monthly Archive: February 2012

Scissor sister

Posted on February 27, 2012

“The scissor sharpening man is in today!” said Heidi, my hairdresser.


There was a feverish look of excitement in her eyes as she scooped up her scissors and dashed out the door - she didn’t want to miss her turn with him! I ordered a.. >>> more

I heart you

Posted on February 14, 2012

Hearing someone say ‘I heart you’ makes me cringe.

If the person simultaneously rubs their hand over their heart (yep, I have actually witnessed a television presenter do this live on air!), I immediately reach for the sick.. >>> more

Forget coffee; I'll have a tall skinny merlot

Posted on February 12, 2012

I have an apocalyptic vision of the high street.

I imagine it, a few years from now, as a scene from an 18th century Hogarth painting. Binge drinking is rife. Drunken workers lie prostrate in the streets. Slatternly mothers tip unkempt,.. >>> more

Send in the clowns (older women on reality TV)

Posted on February 03, 2012

Why do older women sign up for reality TV shows?

I can see why the television executives would want them there: they serve as comic fodder. But what do the women hope to get out of it (apart from a rebrand, a relaunch of their career and a.. >>> more

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