• 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

  • Look at Life: Podcasts 4 May 18

    My gym recently had a refurb. To drown out the uptempo motivational music that’s now blaring out, I jam my earphones in. Most people do, I notice. But while they’re most likely listening to... Read More

  • Look at Life: Adult Friendships 20 Apr 18

    When we were younger, friendships blossomed from a combination of proximity (living on the same street, being in the same class at school) and shared interests (going to ballet lessons, supporting the... Read More

  • Look At Life: Politically Incorrect Entertainment 6 Apr 18

    Bingeing on old 'Friends' episodes recently, I came across the one where Chandler’s colleagues assume he is gay, to his abject discomfort. It’s a typically comic set-up, which devoted fans will... Read More

  • Look at Life: Giving Birth 23 Mar 18

    My first-born arrived six weeks early. I hadn’t even started my maternity leave. No coffee catch-ups with friends, or indulgent me-time. No last minute knitting. A few strange twinges meant I’d... Read More

  • Look At Life: Mothers-in-Law 9 Mar 18

    The jokes just keep on coming… ‘Do you know the punishment for bigamy? Two mothers-in-law...’ My mother-in-law and I were happy for twenty years – then we met each other...’ ‘My... Read More

  • Look at Life: Growing Up 23 Feb 18

    I’m an adult. I mean, of course I am. I’m 31, for crying out loud. I vote. I have a mortgage, a full time job. I pay taxes. I’m married. I spent last Saturday evening looking at Ikea... Read More

  • Look At Life: Pavement Cycling 9 Feb 18

    Three times in as many weeks I have been nearly knocked down. On the pavement. Out of nowhere from behind me came someone on a bicycle – far too fast, whizzing close past my ear without the... Read More

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