The thoughts of a news reporter turned novelist on books, films, France, teenagers, moving to the seaside – well, just about anything really...
I’m a big fan of audiobooks. With two children away at university I spend loads of time on the motorway – which means heated discussions about what we should listen to en route. My daughter likes garage and house music ...continued
A cheque for £44.06 arrived in the post this morning. It was a refund from the solicitor who did the conveyancing on our house and was made out to my ...continued
The best thing about moving is saying “to hell with unpacking boxes” and setting off to explore your new area instead. That’s why we pitched up in the pretty village ...continued
The government’s plans to give men the chance to take up to 50 weeks of paternity leave are mystifying. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg is due to announce today that ...continued
I’m sure it isn’t normal to be sitting at my desk in coat, scarf and my favourite Brora fingerless gloves. But with Arctic-like temperatures and the windows of our Victorian ...continued
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