Brangelina – que pasa?

What is wrong with me? Why am I so excited by the Brangelina split? They don’t seem bad people – Brad has freely shared his chest with the world for thirty years, while Angelina’s campaigned tirelessly for wronged women (and even got William Hague off the streets for a bit). Together, they seemed so happy with their French chateau and 200 children. Now it’s all … Continue reading Brangelina – que pasa?

Bottoms – let’s boycott the butt shot

Feminism, you’ve got to love it, don’t you? The voice it’s given us girls: “Take me as I am! No? OK then, just take me from behind.” Because that’s where we at now, isn’t it? The feminist movement has been reduced to a tilt of the toosh. ‘Women’ has become a collective noun for buttocks. So when did we stop smiling at the camera and … Continue reading Bottoms – let’s boycott the butt shot

The January Blues – a few reasons it’s not so bad

Statisticians have identified mid-January as Britain’s Annual Low-Point – our spirits communally crushed by a mix of post-Christmas detox, debt and dismal weather. Boo-bloody-hoo, I say.  Most of us have food, shelter and a choice of towels. What’s to fret about? The January Blues, that’s what.  They’re mean critters, who clutch your soul, twist your spleen, and then make you do stupid things like read … Continue reading The January Blues – a few reasons it’s not so bad

Does your man pass the quality test?

Much as I love my husband, he’s a bog-standard bloke. And sometimes the bog is strong in him. Take last year: exhausted by three kids, a stressful job and a profoundly irritating wife, he gave up on his hitherto rigorous exercise programme. As he piled on the pounds, I drew a clear message: I wasn’t worth bothering for. We sparred about it for a bit … Continue reading Does your man pass the quality test?

How to look after your divorcing friends – the rules

Kate Moss and Jamie Hince are reportedly splitting up; Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s marriage is also over. Divorce among couples aged 40-44 is on the rise again – but surely there’s a way to do it amicably, whether you’re part of the couple breaking up or the family and friends? Stick to these rules and you won’t go wrong. 1. Don’t pass judgment Your … Continue reading How to look after your divorcing friends – the rules