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I haven’t given up Prosecco and I haven’t gone vegan... but there is so much else to do in January

We just have to face facts. Those big, jolly family Christmases are not going to happen much from now on.

Most of the shops will be shut for one day, maybe two... so why do I have two fridges groaning under the weight of food and drink plus a cool box full of veg including a great stalk of Brussels sprouts?

Could Father Christmas be persuaded to part with any of his secrets?

Video: Meghan Markle has the sparkle

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It can’t be easy taking on British citizenship at the same time a becoming a member of the royal family...

Lynne may have a bad back but it won’t stop her lunging for the best fried egg

Yes, it was cold, yes it got colder and yes, I had to cuddle up to my husband for warmth

It’s not Christmas yet!

Monday, November 20, 2017

In a flight of fanciful Nigella-ness, Lynne wonders if Christmas is more commercial tackiness than warm loveliness

Popular countryside TV presenter Jules Hudson is in Ipswich , this week, to talk about his enthusiasm for rural life and his schooldays.

On World Kindness Day we have the chance to make a difference to someone’s life − a stranger, a friend, a loved one. Seize the day.

Next thing you know, they’ll be administering flu jabs via a smart phone app, writes Lynne Mortimer

Fifty years on from its first transmission, we are still captivated by The Prisoner, writes Lynne Mortimer

Lynne gets herself into a bit of a pickle - Branston pickle

Now Lynne knows the awful truth it’s time to eat humble pie... low calorie humble pie, that is.

The question of gender

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Will the 2021 UK census make gender definition an optional question? East Anglian academics argue it is the future

Do not play Junior Cluedo with my grandson.

Delia, hairy men and me

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lynne has been creative in the kitchen, while her husband has started to grow his winter coat to become beardie man.

The writing’s on the wall... or rather, it’s on social media as people opt for selfies instead of postcards.

A new series being broadcast (streamed) on Netflix (whatever that might be) follows comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, as they holiday in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

After dental work, Lynne can’t eat solids or talk... her husband is sympathetic

Today, I stared at a picture of Clark Gable for 10 minutes.

Spider-Nan to the rescue

Monday, August 28, 2017

Consider this article well and truly webbed

After more than a decade of being pale and (in my opinion) interesting, I have blown it.

The old jokes are the best jokes, they say, but Lynne Mortimer reckons the ancient Greek gags could do with a bit of updating.

Get fit in just five minutes, said the press release.

And so it begins, the inexorable decline that means you have taken a step over the hill.

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