Monthly Archive: May 2011

Simon, the pantomime villain

Posted on May 31, 2011

What’s going on? First Dannii’s out. Now it’s Cheryl who’s been dumped from the X Factor - on both sides of the pond! They’ve been swept aside in an act more brutal than any ministerial Cabinet reshuffle. This looks like sexist behaviour at its.. >>> more

The disagreement diaries

Posted on May 30, 2011

The average couple argues six times a week, according to a recent survey. Actually, I suspect it’s much more than this because men and women are worlds apart when it comes to how they interpret the same event – he’s on ‘planet thoughtless’, she’s on.. >>> more

Keep pedalling

Posted on May 27, 2011

Hubby told me that he burned 1000 calories on his last cycle ride. He revealed this just as we were both about to tuck into our dinner. Maths wasn’t my strong point at school (I scored marginally higher than dunce) but even I could work this.. >>> more

I'll be your 'little lady'

Posted on May 25, 2011

What’s so wrong about a man holding a door open for you? Or making sure you get the best seat at a restaurant table – the one where you’re looking out at other diners rather than staring at a blank wall? Or offering to place your (way too heavy!!).. >>> more

Maria can hold her head high

Posted on May 23, 2011

Maria Shriver recently came to my notice. Not because of the scandal surrounding her husband’s infidelity.
I’d been vaguely aware that she was the niece of John F Kennedy and wife of Arnold (The Terminator) Schwarzenegger.  But it was her .. >>> more

What a handshake reveals

Posted on May 18, 2011

Nick Hewer, who is Lord Sugar’s right-hand man on the Apprentice, has confirmed my suspicions: Ed Miliband has “the weakest handshake in western Europe”. Oh dear! How can you respect a man who can’t get to grips with something as basic as a.. >>> more

Unhappy workers

Posted on May 11, 2011

53% of employees are unhappy at work, according to a recent survey. And three quarters of all workers plan to stay with their current company rather than look for a new job. With many people fearing redundancy or having to work harder for less.. >>> more

Less is more

Posted on May 04, 2011

Could someone please edit my life? Because I’m feeling swamped by consumer choice.
It was Coco Chanel who coined the phrase “less is more”. She was referring to over accessorising an outfit (her advice was to always remove one item to balance.. >>> more

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