In Praise Of...

  • 26 October 2014

    I'M a 40-year-old woman with no children and I love my cat.

  • 29 April 2013

    AU revoir.

  • 27 April 2013

    In a week which saw politicians in London and Edinburgh enter full-on spat mode over the future of Scottish banknotes post-independence, it's easy to forget that the note which always everybody's favourite – the Scottish £1 note – was going the way of the dodo even by the time of devolution.

  • 25 April 2013

    Imagine Cindy Crawford.

  • 24 April 2013

    I CANNOT imagine playing War Pigs, Paranoid or Children of the Grave to my flowers, but it's what top horticulturalists are recommending.

  • 23 April 2013

    In a world where most people spend their working week in dull suiting and their weekends in laid-back jeans and t-shirts, thank heavens for weddings and formal events that require us to dress up in our Sunday best.

  • 13 April 2013

    When the Maine hermit was picked up by police, after 27 years of living in the woods, one of the things he said he had done in recent years was watch a mushroom growing outside his tent.

  • 12 April 2013

    It's a scenario that, given the current austerity drive and soaring fuel prices, could easily become a reality in the UK.

  • 11 April 2013

    And cavewomen, of course, because although the notion of gender equality wasn't fully formed during the pre-historic period, a cave needed a Ma and a Pa if it was to be properly populated.