Valentine

Ah, Valentine’s Day. The day dedicated to smug lovers, that’s loathed by singletons the world over. When I was about 12 I had two very sweet boys competing for my affections. We’ll call them M and J. One Valentine’s Day they both showered me with poems and little presents. Then M made this grand declaration of…

Sick

I’ve been a bit poorly this week. I had what I thought was a migraine so I took some tablets and went to bed. But the next day it hadn’t shifted. My head hurt, my jaw hurt. Vomiting. More tablets. The next day I had to call the GP to cancel an appointment my daughter…

Let’s talk about セックス…

It’s been reported that if Japan’s falling birth rate continues at the same pace the population will shrink by a third between now and 2060. Whilst neighbours China have just ended their one child policy after 35 years, brought about due to fears of a population boom, the Japanese are incentivising couples to have babies…

To wax, or not to wax

That really is the question. People are talking. About pubes. Yes, really. Cameron Diaz caused a furore last year when she came out publicly in favour of keeping hair down there. The actress, and former model, covered the topic in her hugely popular health manual The Body Book with a chapter entitled “In Praise Of Pubes”. In an appearance on…

Sweet Dreams

I am married to a very nice man. People never tire of telling me how NICE he is. “Your husband is soooo niiiiice”. Yes, he is. That’s why I married him. If he was one of the Mr Men he’d probably be Mr Likeable. He’s friendly and chatty and informal. He gets on with pretty…