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ellen widdup

Over the past five years, Ellen Widdup’s 2.4 Children column – later 3.4 children – has been described as a “wonderfully accurate portrait of family life” and “a breath of fresh air.” While her critics have labelled it “thoroughly irritating.” And one went as far as saying “this woman is both crass and nauseating”.

This week, to mark Mother’s Day, Ellen Widdup writes an open letter to her own beloved mother.

I go by many names. On Starbucks cups, I’m “Alan”. The baristas in Ipswich are real jokers.

I sometimes wonder if my son thinks he has two mothers, writes Ellen Widdup.

My daughter has never been into dolls, writes Ellen Widdup.

health & fitness

We all like a holiday but when it comes in mid-winter and involves a lot of sitting around and eating it can be a recipe for physical disaster, even resulting in aching muscles and bad backs.

Club La Santa, Lanzarote is an on-the-go volcanic-isle fitness oasis for those who are after a holiday that’s not all about lying on a beach and soaking up the sun.

Olympic runner Andy Vernon, official ambassador of the Great East Run, a new half marathon in the region which takes place in Ipswich on September 24, offers some last minute training tips to help competitors get the most out of their run.

Spider-Nan to the rescue

Monday, August 28, 2017

Consider this article well and truly webbed

lynne mortimer

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.

Every decision we take or mistake we make will have a knock-on effect on our lives. Here are some of the bigger consequences in history.

thrifty living

If you’re someone who enjoys the annual rituals of autumn this is surely the week for you, writes Sheena Grant.

Opinion: More ways to eat those nutritious, free carrot tops

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Carrot tops are not just for the compost heap or feeding to rabbits. Nor are they just for using instead of basil to create an earthier, fuller-flavoured home-made pesto sauce, writes Sheena Grant.

I could have eaten it after all, writes Sheena Grant.

My month of foraging is almost at an end but I’m not quite done yet, writes Sheena Grant.

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