Real life

My local hospital is ‘listening to its staff’ – but not, apparently, the patients

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Surely it can be no coincidence that the road by which one enters St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is called Effort…

Real life

13 August 2015 1:00 pm

Surely it can be no coincidence that the road by which one enters St George’s Hospital, Tooting, is called Effort…

Just call me Miss Whiplash

8 August 2015 9:00 am

The vet bill has been sitting on my desk for three weeks. All vet bills are cruel and unusual but…

Real life

6 August 2015 1:00 pm

The vet bill has been sitting on my desk for three weeks. All vet bills are cruel and unusual but…

I don’t do WhatsApp, and that’s final

1 August 2015 9:00 am

‘No, I do not do WhatsApp.’ That’s pretty much all I ever seem to say to people nowadays. They ask…

Real life

30 July 2015 1:00 pm

‘No, I do not do WhatsApp.’ That’s pretty much all I ever seem to say to people nowadays. They ask…

Challenging parking tickets is my crack cocaine

25 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Cydney, we are not moving to Cobham!’ I told the spaniel in my best outraged Margot Leadbetter voice. What a…

Real life

23 July 2015 1:00 pm

‘Cydney, we are not moving to Cobham!’ I told the spaniel in my best outraged Margot Leadbetter voice. What a…

Watch your backs, everyone: I haven’t slept for three years

18 July 2015 9:00 am

Insomnia has a lot to answer for. I have not been sleeping well for years but a few months ago…

Real life

16 July 2015 1:00 pm

Insomnia has a lot to answer for. I have not been sleeping well for years but a few months ago…

St Anthony, the patron saint of lost things

The menopause lost my car keys

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Here is what I thought happened. I thought that as I tided my store room at the stables I put…

St Anthony, the patron saint of lost things

Real life

9 July 2015 1:00 pm

Here is what I thought happened. I thought that as I tided my store room at the stables I put…

House-hunting in Cobham has driven me to the verge of insanity

4 July 2015 9:00 am

This much I know, I never want to live in an ‘executive home’, and neither do I want to live…

Real life

2 July 2015 1:00 pm

This much I know, I never want to live in an ‘executive home’, and neither do I want to live…

Pampered middle-class pooches are in charge of their owners

27 June 2015 9:00 am

Why won’t the middle classes shout at their dogs any more? My suspicion is that the bleeding heart liberals, having…

Real life

25 June 2015 1:00 pm

Why won’t the middle classes shout at their dogs any more? My suspicion is that the bleeding heart liberals, having…

The police persecution of middle-class women

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Aren’t the police getting younger nowadays — and ruder, and scruffier and more intolerant of middle-class women? In other words,…

Real life

18 June 2015 1:00 pm

Aren’t the police getting younger nowadays — and ruder, and scruffier and more intolerant of middle-class women? In other words,…

The joy of anti-psychotic drugs

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The doctor eyed me suspiciously as I walked into her consulting room. ‘Ye-es?’ she said, nervously, eyeing me up and…

Real life

11 June 2015 1:00 pm

The doctor eyed me suspiciously as I walked into her consulting room. ‘Ye-es?’ she said, nervously, eyeing me up and…

The great Sky bundle boondoggle

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Foolishly, I have this wild notion that one day, if the stars align in my favour, I might be able…

Real life

4 June 2015 1:00 pm

Foolishly, I have this wild notion that one day, if the stars align in my favour, I might be able…

In the future we will all speak a new language called Predictive Text

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Andy the tech guy looked delighted when I told him I had done the stupidest thing ever. He is one…

Real life

28 May 2015 1:00 pm

Andy the tech guy looked delighted when I told him I had done the stupidest thing ever. He is one…

My podgy thumbs will never be iPhone-compatible

23 May 2015 9:00 am

You can’t always get what you want. And you can never get what you want if you want a phone…