They are back. As well as all the usual seasonal unnecessariness, shops are currently flogging festive jumpers. You know the ones, they were almost mythical at first. Not ever seen on real people… in public. Colin Firth wore one but only as a device to show that the wearer was prepared to sacrifice style for […]
How do we talk to children about Trump?
This was written two years ago, but still applies. Only now we can add Brexit into the mix as something scary that makes no sense to anyone, especially children. “Donald Trump scares me,” said Boy Three, tousled from his bed and clutching a toy penguin. The statement was more alarming than the news that something […]
Dispatches from the bunker of having it all – in the trendy food place
There I was in the hipster sandwich shop (the one that gives the Panther rage, with its cute double entendre names and instagram-friendly chalk board) waiting for the chap to squirt patterns with dressing on my salad. I had headphones in and I was listening to Anna Burns’ brilliant Milkman, totally content and anticipating a […]
Death to supermummy, her time is up
Medium-sized missive from the palace of Bundance
The sideboard is still littered with bilious orange sweeties left over from Halloween yet Christmas has started to loom. This year, the first hearing of “it’s Christmaaaaaaas” in a retail environment was recorded the Friday before last. However, it hasn’t triggered it’s usual fit of fury and resistance. I’m calm and, whisper it, even looking […]