Column: I can see clearly now

Mine were blue, plastic, round, humiliating, but most importantly at the time – free. My classic children’s NHS specs (available in blue or pink –…

Column: I shall go to the ball

Hot on the heels of the hen night of the year is, of course, the wedding of the year. Something I am looking forward to…

Column: Prevarication

While I was putting off writing this column, I achieved the following: 1. I wrote a list, at the top of which I wrote (and…

Column: I’d like a word

When I was a child I was painfully introverted. Inside, was an assertive, ambitious, curious child, but in a crowd I was the last to…

Column: (Re) turning into apes

Us but cuter Stark naked and running through the hills and hunting for sustenance. This is pretty much what we, human beings of our time,…

Column: The humble-braggers

Shameless selfie with about eight filters Look, I know only my real friends will share this column, but I really need the money to buy…

Column: Much ado about nothing

  He wrote that we should ‘never a borrower or a lender be’ but exactly 400 years after his death – we are still very…