Category Archives: Life’s Like That

Funny, amusing, slightly crazy: taking a humorous look at everyday life.

If you were sent an unsolicited bar of chocolate in the post, would you eat it?

A plush shiny blue envelope, what could it possibly contain? Continue reading

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The English Civil War, the American War of Independence and a complete stranger

How a feature article on a grade 1 listed Dorset house led to a meeting with a complete stranger from New Mexico Continue reading

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I was inspired by Christine Lagarde on BBC Woman’s Hour but then the estate agent arrived

There are times I wonder why I ended up where I am, and I despair. But there are also times I thank my lucky stars Continue reading

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I’ve been invigilating GCSE exams over the past two weeks and it has given me food for thought

I’ve been invigilating GCSE exams over the past two weeks and it has given me food for thought. Continue reading

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Lent: traditionally a time to go without something you value, to make a sacrifice. But have we got it all wrong?

It was only when Jo Neary, the very lovely vicar who lives in Broadwindsor, Dorset, tweeted that she was going to forego Twitter for Lent that I was reminded about the whole sackcloth and ashes thing. I went into panic … Continue reading

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The law is impotent but men use sex as their law enforcement

I was researching the 19th century history of the Indian province of Uttar Pradesh for a factual story I am writing, and as ever, Google drew my attention elsewhere: the news story of a gigantic solar PV farm planned for … Continue reading

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Naughty children…do you blame the child or the parent? Or is it simply life’s learning curve?

“She purred down the line…” The opening chapter to a rather seedy love story or a response to a conversation with the Queen of England? If you answered the former, you’d be wrong but then not many of us get … Continue reading

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