Could do butter!

Famed French chef Raymond Blanc told www.gransnet.com in February that British women are more prone to porkiness than French women because of our tendency to drink six glasses of wine rather than one, our love of fry-ups and our inability to cook with butter.I was in Paris recently, and it’s

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Grumpy? Me, never

Appetites between couples have always been at odds. With one person eventually objecting to having to perform half an hour of horizontal gymnastics before they melt into their cocoon of dreams and thoughts and eventually sleep. The appetite we overlook in choosing our life partners is sleep. Does it matter

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Reverse pie-chology

Had an 18th century novelist come back to life in South London at Christmas 2013, she or he would have been amazed at the number of people wishing Insanity upon themselves and their friends.  Insanity – for those of you who’ve been in a flotation tank for the last year

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How I read the mind of a sausage dog

I’m jogging in the park. The leaves have had their moment of glorious colour and now litter the path. The sky is clear and there is a pre-Christmas atmosphere.  People in hats and scarves are running through piles of leaves with toddlers and dogs, but not – I hope –

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The camera doesn’t only lie. It hates me

There we are, eight of us, in a training room at work for a session on presentation skills. We have each been filmed giving a mini-presentation, been taught how to do it better, and are then filmed again. We see our final clip for a few minutes projected onto a

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Their Rooms

Their Rooms

Competition – We’re looking for the messiest teen bedroom We’re offering £20 to the parent or guardian uploading the best teenage bedroom photo. Upload a really messy room that’s driving you crazy and attracting mice and you could be in with the chance of winning £20. We’ll have two prizes

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