Save Yourself: Follow the Rules of Buying from the Flash Sale Mob

In order to write about and report on sites like Gilt Groupe and Groupon, we need to cruise them and it's tricky-hard to mind your dollars and sense while spending hours immersed in checking out seductive goodies. Inevitably, this leads to the 'oy, what was I thinking' brand of buyer's remorse. While we have an excuse -- hey, it's an occupational hazard -- we're sharing our rules (and transgressions) so you don't get into hurry-hurry-click-and-buy-it trouble. ...more

Oh yes. It was definitely a Monday.

Nothing big. It's just all those little annoying things that keep on happening. Like deciding to fix your vacuum cleaner at 8:00 am (to vacuum up the millions of dried puff fragments off the carpet) only to get it clogged on chewed up dog bone bits and have to take the damn thing apart.  Or accidentally hitting your child in the head (and knocking him over) while moving the exersaucer. Or tripping over the open dishwasher that you swore you'd keep closed now that you have a rugrat in the kitchen....more


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Bloody stupid 'smoking rules' are introduced in the UK

The most ridiculous ruling on the planet has just gone into force in the UK. As from next year, it will become an offence to display cigarettes in any shop; they must all be kept hidden under the counter. I thought about it, and the more I did, the more ludicrous the ruling seemed. Exactly who was the ruling targeted at? And what did they hope to achieve? After much deliberation, I narrowed it down to two specific groups: (1) potential impulse buyers; and (2) current cigarette smokers. ...more

Couldn't agree more! And even if Children can see them, they can't pick accidentally pick them ...more

Big decisions; Shall I live in Oxford or go back to London?

Yesterday was quite a big day for me. But not in a good way. ...more

Downhill Skiing: Would You Like Fries (or Pizza) with That?

Last week my husband and I went on a ski trip with some friends. Back (in the day) when I was learning to ski, we were taught "snowplow" and "parallel." Nowadays, the term "snowplow" has been replaced with "pizza" and "parallel" has been replaced with "french fries." ...more

Thank you Victoria! It is about the french fries...they're so tricky!

Linda: Thanks! Hey, ...more

Does She or Doesn't She? Only Her Plastic Surgeon Knows For Sure

If you could afford it, would you do it? For me, it's not a real question since money will always be an issue, but let's make believe that you had all the money in the world. Come on, indulge the dream for just a minute and while you're at it, consider that face that greeted you in the bathroom mirror this morning. Puffy? Sad? Exhausted? Wrinkled? All of the above? How about a little botox to smooth out those frown lines?  Maybe a tiny bit of collagen, just enough to flesh out those thinning lips?...more

I have been hanging out with Bodacious Boomer all day. And dinosaurs

How exciting! Try and guess what I've been up to today? Clue: it certainly doesn't involve me hanging around 'the day after yesterday'. I've been moonlighting that's what. Or if you prefer, you could call it whoring because it makes me sound a little bit edgy like Anna Nicole Smith (but without the twin airbags or red lipstick). 'What the bloody hell are you banging on about?' I hear you cry. ...more

Man alive. Welcome to the dodgy jumper club

Last weekend I was visiting my cousin Jane and cooing over her five-week-old baby, Mitchell, when she asked if I wanted to see all the lovely baby things that she had been given. ...more