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lynne mortimer

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.

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

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

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

The world of genteel catering is this week reeling after sconegate...

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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