‘It’s that man again!’ he said. ‘The filthy tramp we saw earlier collecting fag ends!’ Tom glanced over his shoulder to see Camilla spooning puree into the twins’ open mouths while Max made a mess chasing peas round a dish and onto the floor. Continue reading A Different Kettle of Fish
Trudging through a pedestrian tunnel on the tube I was overtaken by a tall slim woman and as she went past me on the stairs I realised I thought she looked fragile. Vulnerable. Continue reading Snap!
Why do men’s haircuts cost less than women’s? Not to mention blowdries, highlights and what not. That’s the hair on your head. Then there’s waxing and threading and laser hair removal, bleaching and Brazilians to make sure the stuff on your privates, arms and face is absent or agreeable. Continue reading Pin Money
My mother checked out some time ago. Continue reading How Did You Cope With That?
‘Dear Committee’ the email from Somerville College read, and went on to invite me to a commemoration. The attached word document contained a list of names of those who had died. Continue reading Educating Women
Tears sprang to my eyes. I was in a crowded carriage reading The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy. Continue reading Whitewash
A single friend aged 30 was discussing how she felt about getting married. She said one of the things putting her off (apart from not having anyone in mind) was the cost of the wedding. Continue reading Preisleistungsverhaeltnis (Cost Benefit Ratio)