It’s official: Mr Osborne says we appear to have swerved the double dip recession, but anyone with a passing interest in the economy or simply the amount of disposable income in their pocket will know that, for most of us, every penny still counts.  The TV is awash wit...

The gospel according to that most credible purveyor of celebrity news, The Sun, is that Simon Cowell has chosen the music which he would like played at his funeral. The Sinatra fan has requested the ubiquitous My Way,  According to Dying Matters, he is in good company....

SITUATION VACANT: Administrator, Event Organiser, Accountant, Diplomat, Personal Representative, Salesperson, Distributor, Antique Dealer, Sorter, Caretaker, Chief Mourner, All Round Good Egg. Only those of impeccable standards, morally sound and essentially decent nee...

Last week I attended the funeral of a very close friend. She was a vivacious, popular lady with more friends than anyone I have ever known. Her funeral was representative of her life and personality: lavish, expensive, warm, generous and humorous. Her devoted family ha...

Drawers. My mother used to say a girl can never have too many drawers. At the last count I have the grand total of 46 in my house. They come in all shapes and sizes: old and new, small, medium and large and tiny ones in a chest that are hardly fit for purpose.

 

Every so...

If time waits for no man, then today’s technology is making fools of us, outstripping even the most cerebrally agile. It is difficult to know where this rush will end and whether there will ever be a pause long enough for the majority of us to catch up. Call me a Luddi...

It is unprecedented; never before has the public taken to bearing the Union Flag with such nationalistic fervour. One can hardly nip to Tesco without seeing it fluttering from a car window or bunting festooning cafes or supermarket shelves laden with mugs bearing the f...

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