in which I grab a moment during the school holidays to regroup…

“Is this a pain?” texts newspaper man. “No! its not a pain!” I reply, aware that my texts have been increasing in abruptness, not because ‘it’s a pain’ but because I am standing in the booze department of a German supermarket trying to decide whether to spend five euros on a bottle of wine which […]

In which I untertake a close reading of Hello magazine

I purchased a copy of Hello magazine the other day. I must have been on the virgin cross country right-wing pendalino because I tried to buy something to read and it was either Hello, The Telegraph or the Daily Mail, and my thought process was along the lines of , ‘in the event of a […]