• Look at Life: Birthday Challenges 9 Nov 18

    Crispy roast potatoes, mobile banking, swimming front-crawl… A comprehensive trio of challenges, I thought, as I hurtled towards my 50th birthday and was contemplating what I had yet to achieve in... Read More

  • Look at Life: Phone Calls 26 Oct 18

    Like Scottish wildcats, toast racks, handkerchiefs and Christmas cards, the landline is fast becoming an endangered species. If you’re under 30 years old, you’re almost certain to own a mobile... Read More

  • Look at Life: Snobbery 12 Oct 18

    A correction in a magazine made me laugh recently. It was about a political candidate, who ‘likes to spend his free time reading Tolstoy, and not watching Toy Story, as originally... Read More

  • Look at Life: Public Conveniences 28 Sep 18

    What do these places have in common: a gift shop in Bath, a couple of trendy coffee shops in London, an underground bar in Manchester, a barber’s in Bristol, a deli in Huddersfield, a noodle bar... Read More

  • Look at Life: Pizza 14 Sep 18

    One in three people describe pizza as their favourite takeaway. One in three consider it their favourite food. And after a recent survey, analysts crunched the data (along with the black olives... Read More

  • Look at Life: Fill Up or Forego? 31 Aug 18

    I’m a forty-something-year-old woman. What this means – apart from an inability to remember why I’ve entered a room, and a new-found dependence on tweezers (where do these weird facial hairs... Read More

  • Look at Life: Baldness 3 Aug 18

    At the start of this year, an £180 expenditure by our future King caused more controversy than the entire multi-million-pound refurbishment of Big Ben. It was all about the hair of our heir... Read More

  • Look at Life: Packing 6 Jul 18

    When it comes to first world problems, this must come top of the list; as confessions go, I fear it will elicit very little sympathy. But here goes. I find packing for a holiday really... Read More

  • Look at Life: Statues 15 Jun 18

    Coventry has Lady Godiva, naked (naturally) except for a strategically-placed scarf; Birmingham has a reclining female nude in a fountain, known as the ‘floozie in the jacuzzi’, plus an... Read More

  • Look at Life: Fitness Trackers 18 May 18

    10,000 steps a day. That’s all it takes to get fit. Oh, and a measuring device strapped to a moving part of our body – ideally the wrist, although I have been tempted to put it on the... Read More

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