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Opinion: Does the Waitrose student exist?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A store cupboard with organic soya sauce and rose harissa doesn’t sound like an average student shop... pass the ketchup.

Opinion: Going the extra mile for your kids

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Should we disapprove when we read that celebrity mum Victoria Beckham got help from a top milliner when creating an Easter bonnet for her daughter? Lynne Mortimer says no, but yes... but no

It is annual wife appreciation day on Sunday, September 16. Lynne Mortimer sends out a plea for husbands to ignore it and appreciate their wives every day.

Opinion: Spending less time with the family

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

As Boris Johnson and his wife seek a divorce, Lynne Mortimer wonders if the electorate is too bothered about the private lives of politicians.

Opinion: Unbitten and unloved

Monday, September 10, 2018

A wedding reception in a marquee... what could be lovelier than Lynne in her fascinator?

Ipswich Horse Society has raised more than £100,000 for charity with its sponsored rides, and its 45-year history is marked by a fantastically loyal committee of people, many of whom have been organising events for decades. Lynne Mortimer went to meet them.

Quiz: How well do you know The Archers?

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Who has been on the radio show for 65 years? Which famous author was a scriptwriter on the show? Where is Ambridge? If you don’t know, you can find out here

Opinion: First day at school - prepare for change

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The child you have nurtured starts school... here’s what happens next

Chris Evans is a tough act to follow on the country’s most-listened-to radio show - who’s it going to be?

Getting older can be fun...

Monday, September 3, 2018

So Lonely, by The Police - so often misheard and much funnier that way

The first volume of Little Women was published 150 years ago. Lynne Mortimer looks back at the family tale that has captivated generations of young women with a quick re-cap and a fun quiz

It is considered disrespectful to shave on World Beard Day but Lynne Mortimer doesn’t care, she’ll shave if she wants to.

Can we live without olive oil and sprouts at Christmas? Of course we can.

EqualiTeas for women

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Jean Driscoll has been running a series of “equaliTeas” in Suffolk which hears the voices of women who otherwise go largely unheard.

It’s not that Lynne doesn’t make lifestyle choices, it just that hers are not fashionable

Feeding the kids can get complicated - it has to be healthy and they have to enjoy it. Get it wrong and it’s your fault

If ever the UK needed a folk hero, it’s now. With no one to rescue us from national woes maybe Robin Hood can help

Getting three grandsons, a grandpa and a grandma into a middle-sized family car is turning out to be a bit of a problem.

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of judging public toilets for excellence and, at the other end of the scale, for ghastliness. The best and worst were awarded Boggies.

Fashion at the school gate

Thursday, August 16, 2018

New school year - what will mums and dads be wearing?

Exam glory or disappointment? As students receive their A-level and GSCE grades, here’s a bit of perspective.

I-Spy books are 70 years old this year - did you spot that?

Loving Suffolk beaches

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lynne Mortimer looks back at her memories of the Suffolk coast, its myths and legends; its amusements and ice-creams.

As The Beano celebrates its 80th year, Lynne Mortimer looks back at the kids’ comic which has entertained generations of children.

Celebrating Sooty at 70

Monday, August 13, 2018

Sooty, the glove puppet has been entertaining children for 70 years. Lynne Mortimer is privileged to have met him.

It was our first time looking after all three small grandsons overnight... so that’s what it’s like to be up with the lark

After the loss of a Chuckle brother, Lynne Mortimer pays tribute to the great comedy double acts.

Keeping it in the family

Friday, August 10, 2018

There have been more stories of a rift between the Duchess of Sussex and her father but what can you do when it’s family?

It was Jackie, then Cosmopolitan, followed, until its demise, by Punch. Teen mags, women’s issues... and then anything for a laugh

It’s not funny...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Lynne examines her lack of a sense of humour

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