Category: Lifestyle

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  The vicar has warned us all of the perils of gluttony and lust – or, Dawn French has given an interview that slams young women who get drunk. In an interview with the Sunday Times, French slammed reality TV shows that perpetuated today’s drinking culture and showed women it was acceptable to be ‘champions of the...

Protests in the forms of marches have always been an important method of expressing dissent. I have a lot of respect for people who (sometimes literally) put their lives on the line to stand up for a cause that they believe in, but marches are not accessible to or practical for everyone. For people who can’t or don’t...

With the current divorce rate at about 9.8% per 1000 married couples, according to Office for National Statistics, it’s no surprise that many of us will live with divorce at least once in our lives. I was knocked for six when I divorced from my husband. I didn’t know what I was meant to be doing with my life; all my...

I’ll start with explaining quickly what goalball is, as I’m certain I can’t talk about disabled sports without mentioning it, and I’ll hazard a guess that most people haven’t a clue what it is. It’s a sport for visually impaired players, which differs from most Paralympic sports as it’s created purely with disabled...

‘Living the dream’, living ‘the good life’, these phrases are embedded in our language, and are for many people an aspiration, an ideal for which they strive. But what happens when you get there? Coming from someone who has; it’s not, as they say, a bed of roses. I started off on this journey sometime in my childhood....

Growing up, my dad was my best friend. I spent every weekend at work with him, working on trucks and driving tractors. He gave me my first pair of overalls and taught me to ride a bike, and when he died 4 years ago after a brief battle with lung cancer I was devastated. I was devastated that my dad would never see me...

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a damsel of mixed heritage who was rumoured to be romantically attached to a Prince. For months the damsel alongside her friends and family were subjected to a plague of journalists, desperate to feed off any scrap of information they could about the damsel’s...

I’m pretty sure it was a 00’s thing to go to Pleasure Land for ‘wilder rides’ – well now there’s no need to make such a lengthy journey, you can just get yourself down to Poundland. Yes, you may well be in for an exciting experience, minus the theme park but possibly with all the shrubbery. Sex toys are now available...

In my ‘day job’ I get to read lots and lots of travel reviews across the length and breadth of the internet. They typically fall into one of two categories: life-changingly amazing, or mindblowingly shit. There are no middle ground reviews. Uninspiring holidays don’t make for good reviews. Random strangers’...