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ellen widdup

Ellen's husband and children

We’ve all heard of love at first sight, writes Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's mother-in-law and youngest son

I left London and moved up north at age 18, writes columnist Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's daughter wants her ears pierced

Getting my ears pierced was a teenage rite of passage, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Opinion: Does magic really exist? A Suffolk mum shares her doubts

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Ellen's daughter and kitten

I am awfully sceptical of anyone or anything purporting to have magic powers, writes mother-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's kids

I said something awful to my daughter last week in the midst of one of our regular trivial spats – bedtime, her messy room, the fact that she rarely brushes her hair, writes Ellen Widdup.

health & fitness

Laughing helps us stay young

“My philosophy is that we are all still kids at heart, only older. It is important to stay curious about new things and have fun! We don’t stop laughing when we die; we die when we stop laughing!” says Dr. Hilary Jones.

Video: Get fit with Jack Cardy and HIIT

Friday, September 2, 2016
Jack Cardy

placenta capsules

Coleen Rooney’s done it. So has Alicia Silverstone and Kim Kardashian.

lynne mortimer

Lynne has been clearing our her drawers

I have been clearing out my over-stuffed, mucky old drawers, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Lynne dancing at her daughter's wedding

It was all about balloons and pumpkins (not me) as my beautiful daughter prepared for her wedding, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Lynne is suffering from insomnia in the buil up to her daughter's wedding

There are, as I am fond of saying, always new experiences to savour, however old we are, writes Lynne Mortimer.

thrifty living

YouTube saved Sheena Grant from an expensive plumbing bill

I almost had what can only be described as a Claudia Winkleman moment at the end of last week, writes Sheena Grant.

Have you been blackberry picking?

Smells have an extraordinary power to trigger evocative memories, transporting us back to the past in a fraction of a second, writes Sheena Grant.

Could a bargain bag from a charity shop help reduce the burden of Christmas?

It’s one of life’s little cruelties that we always seem to notice things around us at a time when they’re likely to cause us maximum hurt or annoyance, writes Sheena Grant.

Is is too soon to be thinking about Christmas?

There’s a sweet poignancy about early autumn as the warmth of summer begins to fade and the nights pull in, writes Sheena Grant.

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