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Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Lynne Mortimer celebrates Frenchness in the wake of the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.

A fish and chip supper with a bonus giant bottle of diet Coke free from the chippie in the company of good friends was a treat on a sultry summer’s night with not too many bitey insects about. It is a scene unchanged over the decades. At times like this, life is good.

Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg has endowed his male children with many and unusual names. Lynne Mortimer ponders the curse... or blessing of a name

... without going to one. Lynne Mortimer looks at the alternatives to summer festivals, beginning by not going to Glastonbury

Grandson George, aged four going on 40, is ready for school.

Crossed off my list this week – pork crackling.

My friend Jane has a sporty soft-top car and often gives me a lift to and from work. I like 
to wave at my neighbours as we drive by.

We are now officially planning for our Ruby Wedding celebration in 2018.

I have suffered some disquiet after being sent a list of mums’ most-fancied CBeebies television presenters. The top four are: 1. Dr Ranj Singh; 2. Ben Faulks; 3. Andy Day; 4. Justin Fletcher, writes Lynne Mortimer.

It’s National Fish and Chip Day. Lynne Mortimer has been eating really healthy food for a week so that she can treat herself to a feast from the chippie.

Opinion: Body hair...is it here to stay?

Monday, May 29, 2017

It looks as if it’s going to be all right, after all, writes Lynne Mortimer.

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