This week my husband got a reminder from the DVLA to renew his driving licence photo so he poodled off and got some done in the booth at Asda. When he brought them home I noticed that he is wearing exactly the same shirt as in the previous photo……. that one was taken twelve years […]

Anne Thankaway

And one more Oscar observation – I wondered if Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway was thanking each and every one who had bought a cinema ticket to see Les Miserables when she started reeling off that looooooong list of names in her speech……..

Gowns and Gastric Reflux


Who did I wear for the 2013 Oscars? M&S (thermal leggings), Kangaroo ( a hooded fleece with a snack pouch) Oxfam ( ski socks) and Kerastase (leave in overnight hair conditioner).

My pouch contained a satsuma, a pack of Hersheys Peanut Butter Cups and a bag of Revels that I pre edited. My husband […]

Not Making It Up

My sister wanted to book a make up lesson as a birthday gift for a friend. A cosmetics maestro who works from Fenwicks in Bond Street was recommended, so yesterday she called to book an appointment with him. And was offered a session in April 2022.

Yes. This guy has a waiting list that is […]

Lady Sideburns

The sides of my face are getting fluffy hairy, so fluffy that in this cold weather I think I can feel my lady sideburns ruffling in the wind.

I’ve decided not to fret about this development and to put it down to being a female mammal age related thing. And it is in part balanced […]

Dishes and Dulls

Luvvie Land (the BAFTAs) was on BBC1 last night. Two hours of Dullsville. And that’s coming from me, a woman who could watch a roomful of movie stars sleeping and still be thrilled silly.

There wasn’t an award for comedy but if there had been it would have gone to Paloma Faith. She came to […]

Cloche Hats and Curries

Is anyone out there old enough to remember the quizzes that used to feature in women’s magazines in the 70’s and 80’s, the ones where you had to match the picture of a model in an outfit to the events she was attending from Monday to Sunday?

The model was a right busy bee, she’d […]

School Maze

Nick Clegg has spoken about private education being socially divisive, but says he hasn’t ruled out sending his own son to an independent school.

It sickens me that when it comes to schooling some politicians spit in the eyes of parents all over the UK . The worried ones who don’t have the luxury of […]