My preoccupation with the government’s inability to contemplate the possibility that people who aren’t cohabiting might still want to be able to have s…
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According to a study published in the BMJ today, half of people surveyed do not know the main symptoms of Covid-19. Half. HALF! HALF?? Is this an April…
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When I was learning Dutch, I chose, by chance, a school that had a contract with the Dutch government to teach refugees. In consequence, half of the st…
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…not for me but for my blog, which I have switched from Tinyletter to Substack, after Tinyletter put me into newsletter jail for this post about street…
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One night, early on in my time of living in Amsterdam, I was walking with my then boyfriend in the park near our flat, and we had a one of those incons…
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Just a quickie to say that I have contributed a particularly silly and fun story - or one-person comedy sketch perhaps? a humourous monologue? not sure…
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Do they still say that if you watch too much television you'll get square eyes? Or is that an expression that went out of fashion when kids started spe…
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I have recently started keeping a gratitude journal. I do not admit this lightly. It seems like the kind of gateway drug to a post that begins "I have …
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When I was at school, it became known in the playground as a matter of fact that everybody dreams in black and white. When some of us tried to contradi…
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Given my mails about walking, dancing and swimming, you may have mistaken me for a sporty person. This is not the case. True, when I was little, I was …
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One of the things I was saddest to leave behind in Dorset was the sea. My parents' house is only a minute from the waterfront, and my father swims ever…
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Yesterday I was walking across my local park when suddenly I felt a powerful, painful smack between my shoulder blades as if someone had thrown somethi…
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