Don't think the new year is a time to make resolutions? Charlotte tells us why she's not making any...
Joan discusses Valentine's Day, martyrdom and true love and how they really show up in a relationship...
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Plenty of services are there to help with mobility and independence, if you know where to look. Jeanne has found out more.
Time to get the lawnmower out on the Honey Hunter's legs - she has a date....
Elaine Stritch: everybody rise. I crossed paths with the redoubtable Elaine Stritch several times over the decades, each time more memorable and poignant than the last. She had that certain “je ne sais quoi” quality about her. You wanted to be near her because she made the moment more intense, more vibrant and alive; and […]
God bless Team Italia. They arrived in quick succession. Were they all online together? How did they know I needed a little boost. Lots of ‘complimenti’ fired my way. I’m ignoring age and geography (most are in their twenties and live in Italy) and instead I’m enjoying having beautiful eyes, a beautiful smile and generally […]
How can catching a teeny tiny mouse humanely prove so difficult?!
Sometimes you can’t beat foil-wrapped chocolate hearts Somehow, after twenty-seven years of marriage the red roses and champagne element of my life is, shall we say, a little dormant, so when I sat down to write a piece for Valentine’s Day, my mind went a complete blank. The fact that the great day falls on […]
The most romantic day of the year - pfft - not if you've been dumped as often as Dee has on the Valentine's Day...
Mari Wallace just wants to be warm! Whenever we near the end of British Summer Time and are plunged back into GMT, I know that the battle with my partner, Alan, over the thermostat will soon follow. Maybe it doesn’t help that I’m American – and consequently used to houses being kept nice and warm […]
Well this is a first. Dumped BEFORE a date! Blue Eyes has been considerate enough to let me know that his gut-o-metre was telling him to kick me to the curb, ditch me, throw me to the lions, press delete, shoot to kill… He said he didn’t want to mess me around. Yet, I put […]
Blue Eyes came from nowhere. There he was smiling in nearly every photo, in different locations, out with friends, on holiday… not posing and pouting in selfies taken in his living room (seriously – do women like that?). His profile was well written (good spelling and grammar), warm, charming, funny without trying too hard… I […]
“If only Hereford had a better cinema,” bemoaned my husband with a heavy heart and not for the first time. Being a Londoner he grew up on takeaway kebabs and going to the cinema whereas for me the first was unheard of and the second such a rare treat that I can remember each and […]
Be careful what you wish for…it came from nothing. All in one go. There was nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. I can barely speak about it. I need to construct a shelter, rebuild my life, pick up the pieces and start again. What. Just. Happened? Mr Smooth had been including lots of smiley faces […]