So the 13th Dr Who is a woman then

Twitter erupted as the trailer revealing the 13th Dr Who was shown just after the Mens Wimbledon Final yesterday.  To be honest I had forgotten the BBC had scheduled it to be shown then, because we haven’t watched Dr Who since Sir David of the Tennant left a few years ago.  Matt Smith and Peter

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School’s out. Forever

I wasn’t really ready for it if I am honest.  Speech day had been in my diary for a few months, I had booked the day off work and I had made sure the RSVP slip for the after presentation BBQ had been returned.   But as the day approached it hit me.   This

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A rant at our insurance company

That is me above, right now.  It isn’t, obvs, but it might as well be. So, regular readers will know that back in January another car drove into mine.  Not nearly as dramatic as it sounds, I was stationary, he was doing 3 miles an hour.   The damage to my car was minimal and

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Is the hen party dead?

We went to Brighton a couple of weeks ago and everywhere we went there are groups of women with sashes declaring who was the bride, mother of the bride, granny of the bride etc.  Grown women wandering around the town centre on a Saturday afternoon with penises on headbands and L plates round their necks.

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12kgs. 12 days. Cleanse done

That’s what it boils down.  Twelve kilos in 12 days.  Lost.  Gone forever.   All as a result of doing the Chris James 12 day cleanse. I read the outer sleeve that came on my box of goodies nodding: Do your eyes and skin look fatigued? Do you sleep restlessly and wake up tired? Do

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Have you heard about the Pep and Lekker Cleanse?

I hadn’t until recently when I received an email asking me if I fancied trying it out.  It came at a time when my headaches were at an all time high and my healthy eating was at an all time low.    The idea is a simple one, three days of nutritious soups and broth

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And still they bang on about lessons to be learned

  I wrote about this phrase four years ago:  Lessons to be learned in the wake of the Baby P case.  “Lessons will be learned“. And yet here we are, with a different situation four years later but still hearing the same phrase being trotted out.    I am sick of it. How many more

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An open letter to the BBC

Dear BBC Like many people on Saturday night I was just thinking about taking the dog for a walk before going to bed when a news alert popped up on my phone that there was an “incident” developing at London Bridge.   We all know that “incident” is not a word used lightly these days

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