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The glorious David Hockney exhibition – A Bigger Picture

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 29th January 2012

My serial moving habit is something I’ve written about before. We’ve moved house (take a deep breath here) an embarrassing 12 times in the last 25 years and I’ve got a sneaking feeling that we might do it again one day. But one of the places we lived when my children were small was Yorkshire, in a sweet redbrick cottage with horses that popped their heads over next door’s fence ...keep reading

Queuing for a free Hummingbird Bakery cake

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 28th January 2012

The queue of expectant customers snaked out of the shop, along the pavement and right round the corner. The occasion was the opening of The Hummingbird Bakery’s fifth London shop and they were giving free cupcakes to the first 1,000 customers to visit. News had spread fast via Twitter and Facebook and the mood was very party-like for a chilly Friday morning in January. I had a meeting near Angel ...keep reading