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A couple of weeks ago I decided to take a one day break from the rat race and have a grown-up meal with my partner at an actual restaurant. Afterwards, buoyed by the experience of having delicious food that wasn’t cooked in stop and start mode while the 3 year-old threw Lego into the pot, ...

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It’s here. Valentine’s Day. The day most of us love to hate and hate to love. I’ll admit it, I’ve been a hater for pretty much forever. Red hearts, plush toys, overpriced flowers, the naffness of it all and the pressure to show someone you care when that should not come ...

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Sleep. That thing that happens to you in the night, sometimes mornings and weekend afternoons. You go to bed, close your eyes and wake up 8 hours later with no clue what just happened. You’re no early bird but sometimes on weekends you’re up by 8am, which is positively ...

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Lady Gaga has a potbelly. Seriously, she does. As in her belly could fit into a pot. Like this one in my son’s play kitchen. You can fit a lot of visceral adiposity into that pot, as well as the brains of the people who think Lady Gaga, whose waist circumference mirrors that of a […]

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It was the end of a long day. My eyes felt like puddles of burning flesh and my head heavy, like a container of voodoo dolls being pierced every other second by a vindictive despot. Tolerance was nearing below basement levels by the time I got on the tube. Cue in your public transport classics: ...

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