Are you squeaky clean or downright dirty? When should you wash your hands?

Image credit: Pexels US news host Pete Hegseth announced recently that he hadn’t washed his hands for 10 years, and everyone got on their collective high horse – not before checking they had some hand sanitiser about their person first – to express their outrage. Me included. Because it IS disgusting isn’t it, having such…

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The row over Gillette’s divisive ad is exactly why we need to keep talking

Pernicious Piers Morgan was at it again this week on Good Morning Britain, stirring up controversy for the sake of it. At least, I assume he was doing it for the sake of it – or rather, for Twitter replies and RTs, the poor needy lamb – because I can’t fathom how a father of…

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Current Affairs: Palm oil, Brexit & vegan sausage rolls

Hello, and happy 2019! I hope you’re settling back nicely into ‘normality’ – whatever that may be – following the festivities, and are excited for the year ahead. Personally, I’m taking it slow and steady into the new year. We’ve had various bugs and ailments going around in our house, which has meant a few…

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Let’s not put a price on a happy Christmas

A news story out last week revealed that grandparents will spend £67.62 on gifts for each of their grandchildren this Christmas. This story made my heart sink for a couple of reasons. On one hand, I know that it should be taken with a pinch of salt. It was a story created by an insurance…

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Prince Charles: My parenting role model?

I’m not a royalist. At all. I definitely sit more in the ‘what’s the point of them?’ camp than the ‘I think I’ll order that decorative plate with the Queen’s face on from the Sunday mag’ side when it comes to the Royal Family. Yet I’ve found my stance wavering on occasion. Wills and Harry…

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Cheap thrills: Will I ever quit my fast fashion habit?

Have you been to Primark recently? Checked out their latest must-haves? Wandered around grabbing jumpers and marvelling at the prices, while wondering if you’ll have time to queue before your toddler has a (justified) boredom meltdown? Yes, me too.   I’m a sucker for Primarni. And H&M, Zara, George at ASDA, etc. I used to…

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