Laurie Graham

I want to see a doctor – not do another NHS survey

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Nye Bevan did not make old bones, and perhaps that’s just as well. According to a recent British Social Attitudes…

Why I’m happy being a Brother

2 September 2023 9:00 am

As a Charterhouse resident, I have a new honorific

Elf and safety: are child protection guidelines killing Santa’s appeal?

19 November 2022 9:00 am

Are child protection guidelines killing Santa’s appeal?

Open alms: how I came to live on charity

8 October 2022 9:00 am

How I came to live on charity

The pernicious creep of Big Nanny

21 May 2022 9:00 am

The creep of nannying announcements

The untimely death of the landline

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The premature death of the home phone

The difficult decisions that come with downsizing

29 January 2022 9:00 am

The difficulties of downsizing

Why cash is still king to me

22 January 2022 9:00 am

In defence of hard cash

What should we put in our time capsule of the plague year?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

What to include in a memory box of the plague year?

The power of cold showers

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Why I’ve warmed to cold showers

The infantilism of Advent calendars for grown-ups

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Anything goes with Advent calendars

Why I’ve given up on handbags

19 September 2020 9:00 am

How I gave up an unnecessary habit

A death, live-streamed: my husband’s Skype funeral

6 June 2020 9:00 am

The strange experience of my husband’s Skype funeral

Why are so many of my elderly friends in denial about death?

13 April 2020 4:00 pm

Here’s a cheerful thought: we are all going to die. Some of my friends are under 70 but most, now…

In defence of pocket money

11 January 2020 9:00 am

Our grandchildren are penniless. They have pretty much everything their hearts desire and they have parents with wallets full of…

Young recycling zealots are talking rubbish

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Church attendances may be falling, but there’s a new religion in town: recycling. Its followers are devout and full of…

What I’ve learned from 20 years without a TV

22 June 2019 9:00 am

In the summer of 1999 I did something radical. Spurred on by my husband’s universal loathing of television I took…