... and now the contents of the food cupboard are talking to me

How can you fail to be moved when a pea’s life is at stake?

I don’t know where this year’s gone,” is the despairing cry of menopausal and post-menopausal woman... this one at least.

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Stand well back, opening large can of worms now

After I wrote in defence of the correct use English language, I received a few emails...

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Sentences without verbs; lists with semicolons. Sad day

A man after my own heart, Peter Turner, has been in touch in despair about the “current trend of butchering our wonderful English language by the use of, eg, ‘myself’ instead of ‘me’ or ‘I’. I’m sure the origins of this go back to David Beckham (who I admire greatly) talking about ‘myself and Victoria’. We should be proud of our heritage of which our English language is an important part. If we lose it, it will be gone for good,” writes Peter.

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Do something rash; walk on the cracks in the pavement

Do you ever feel as if you just want to break out? Do something spontaneously bonkers?

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