• Straight hair, curly hair…should I care?

    September 28, 2017

    Hair confession time, mine is secretly very curly. This is something that not a lot of people seem to know about me, including my own father-in-law. But it’s true; my real hair doppelgängers are Original Orphan Annie and Bonnie Langford, circa the 1980s (we’d make a brilliant girl group). I think growing up you always…

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  • My Brazillian blow-dry from Groupon

    June 13, 2013

    Me, circa the 80s, with very curly hair Hair confession time; mine is actually very curly (think along the lines of Orphan Annie and Bonnie Langford). My life was changed dramatically by the purchase of GHD’s in my 20s, and on the rare occasions I don’t do anything to it now, it feels very un-done…

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  • Unusual pregnancy symptoms no-one ever tells you about

    September 9, 2011

    What are the really unusual pregnancy symptoms that people never tell you, especially about when you’re in the first trimester of pregnancy? It occurred to me last night, as I lay awake in bed at 5am*, that there’s an awful lot of unusual pregnancy symptoms I hadn’t known about. If you’re not sure if you’re…

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