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Raindrops on Roses and M&S bib bags, bright copper kettles and M&S glad rags...

Who wants to be living it up in club class anyway?

The summer solstice marking the longest day and shortest night of the year, is on June 21. Will you be heading for stonehenge for a bit of druidical observance or simply going to bed at the usual time and wondering why it’s not dark?

Opinion: Strictly not dancing

Monday, June 4, 2018

Lynne is the dancing queen, young and sweet, only 63...

Today, the Suffolk Show opens its gates to town and country as a celebration of everything the county has to offer gets underway.

Geek week

Monday, May 28, 2018

Geeks and towels - who knew they had a special day?

Mr Nobody did it

Monday, May 28, 2018

There are times when small boys need an imaginary friend

In the rich tapestry of life, do we now have to unpick any personal details we hold about other people unless they confirm it is okay?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet headed off on honeymoon, so if they haven’t booked year, why not come to East Anglia

Giving something back

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lynne Mortimer meets Catch 22 organisers Sam, Sarah and Louise.

Putting on a show

Monday, May 21, 2018

Royal wedding or county show, it’s all about looking good

It was an extraordinary wedding in many ways... no, not Prince Harry’s

Join In: Grow your own royal wedding bouquet

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With some of the floral elements of Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet revealed, why not re-create it in your garden.

Video: New titles for royal couple

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely become a Duke and Duchess... but of where? Here’s a look at the options

Teens for jeans?

Monday, May 14, 2018

Is it acceptable to wear jeans when you’re 63?

Babysitting three grandsons... we can do this

It was a mother and son bonding experience and, happily for us both, it lasted under an hour

What’s orange and not the same as it was?

We all have our favourite depictions of Sherlock - for Lynne Mortimer, it’s Jeremy Brett

To infinity and beyond

It has taken a mere two and a bit years but finally I’ve done it. Anyone out there who finds sewing tasks easy will probably find it difficult to understand how the relatively straightforward task of covering an oblong of foam cushion with a piece of material could take so long. Put simply, it was because I didn’t know what I was doing.

Award-winning playwright Jackie Carreira talks about her first novel, Sleeping Through War: 
a rewind to the tumultuous year of 1968

Heard but not seen

Monday, March 26, 2018

Any fool can press a button... even this fool

They used to be a predictable mix of dough and dried fruits but now hot cross buns come in all sizes, all flavours and all seasons

Opinion: Press the wrong button at your peril

Monday, March 19, 2018

Our lives are dominated by pressing buttons - but beware a trigger happy keyboard finger

It isn’t easy to choose a name for a new baby – names go in and out of fashion so quickly – but there are selection techniques you can try

I am a mother and, if the retail industry is to be believed, I need to be reminded of this on Mothering Sunday, the next-biggest flower-selling day of the year after Valentine’s Day. I feel as if I want to shout: “No! Don’t do it!” Because I love being a mum 365 and one quarter days a year and I don’t need a reward for two of the most wonderful things in my life (that’s my children, in case they read this and wonder what I’m talking about).

Fee-fi-foe-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman... how we love fairy tales, even when they scare us silly

Lynne gets frazzled at the supermarket self checkout

Getting into pink

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Pink was once the preferred colour for baby boys. So how did it get so girly?

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