I’ve always felt slightly peeved not to have been called for jury service. I thought it would be interesting. As well as wanting to do my civic duty. Continue reading 12 Angry Men and 1 Angry Me
Because my son had symptoms I have been in lockdown for longer than most. Now just about everyone is staying home from work the internet, radio, whatsapp etc are full of tips for how to cope. I was ok before, but this is depressing me. Continue reading Competitive Quarantine Fail
It’s over a week since I came home from work to a son with coronavirus symptoms. He seems ok, but since then we have been in quarantine, eking out the milk for our tea and watching dramatic developments in the outside world from the confines of our home. Continue reading ‘We’re Here For You’
We three sisters met up for dinner. ‘My three favourite words’ says one, ‘are: You. Are. Right.’ She repeats this a few times, then types it into a translation app on her phone for the benefit of her Japanese lodger who speaks very little English and is sitting politely at the table, surrounded by detritus and cats. I feel myself being rubbed up the wrong way. Continue reading Oops!
I don’t buy bottled water. Waste of money in my opinion. And plastic. Continue reading Buying Water Like A Fat Person
Helen Lewis, at a recent talk, mentioned she started her book, Difficult Women, A History of Feminism in 11 Fights, with a chapter on divorce law. She had found herself, she said, divorced before she was thirty. Continue reading Divorcing After a Short Marriage