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Treatment treats

My super generous brother and his wife bought me a voucher for my birthday, to use at the Treatment Rooms, Brighton’s premier hair removal and back pummelling day spa. So off I went last week to have a Swedish massage and … Continue reading

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40 years young – that’s me

I’ve orbited 40 so well that I’m now orbiting out the other side, or ‘heading for the dark side’ as I like to optimistically call it. The birthday itself was sabotaged by a fierce cold, which meant I spent most … Continue reading

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There’s a mouse loose about this hoose

I was woken last night by the sound of scratching. It wasn’t S readjusting his particulars, it was, dammy, a mouse! In my bedroom! I know because I turned on the light and there it was, sitting atop a pot of … Continue reading

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Cold front

Everyone is ill. What a lousy time of year this is. Committed Christians look away now, but I’m beginning to think the only reason Christmas was invented was to plonk some sort of festive highpoint in amongst what is otherwise … Continue reading

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Well hello?

Chatty cashiers. Good or bad? I used to think bad. All that false cheeriness and rubbish about the weather while you’re desperately trying to ram a conveyor-belt’s-worth of pasta and onions and muesli bars into a floppy carrier bag. But then … Continue reading

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I’ll go to bed at 4am

I pulled an all nighter on Wednesday night. Wayhey! I was up at A&E with my asthmatic son. Booo. This kind of all nighter involves no drinking or revelry, just a marathon of waiting followed by more waiting. If it … Continue reading

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