Paralympics. If only.

I propose that we start calling the Paralympics the Olympics. Plain and simple. Para means ‘alongside, next to, different.’ In ancient Greek the word para would definitely not refer to the main attraction. Strange. The main attraction of sports should be a person’s dedication. Dedication vs dedication. A level playing field. I mean – you […]

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Sanitary Block

You should try calculating just how much water your family flushes down the drain. Per day. Often warm water too. Gallons and gallons. I mean, do you have any idea what your annual water consumption is? I do, but my lips are sealed. Then, of course, you’ve got to clean your shower. With water. That […]

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Fitting Room SatNav

Ohhhh! Did you hear about Verstappen? Great man, but this last race, I don’t know. Did you know he lives in the same apartment block as erm, what’s his name? Strange state of affairs that, if you ask me. Could swear my hay fever is getting worse every year… but know what I love about shopping? […]

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The stress of spring

If there’s one thing I find stressful, it’s spring. Especially when it’s nice weather. You can’t simply slob out in front of the telly, knock out a new column, read a book, or tidy out that cupboard you’ve been meaning to. No way, not in this weather. Totally Out of the Question. If you’re still […]

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StripeyDressy is going into the tattoo business

Everyone under the age of 30 has known about it for years, but I had to hear it from the BBC. In fact, I only believe something if the BBC says it. I’m now pleased to be able to share my discovery with the rest of you over 30’s. It’s about a whole new line […]

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StripeyDressy never had a baby in a tree.

Did I tell you about this lady who had a baby in a tree? Goodness me! I’ve got such terrible pack pain. Oh yeah, I suffer from that too. But in my case it’s a suspected double hernia. Nothing they can do for it. At least you can still walk, I see. I feel awful. […]

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Did you pack the blood plasma, darling?

One thing’s for sure: next year we’ll only be taking half the amount of stuff. And, I’ll buy 5 bags (not too big, mind) so that everyone has somewhere to put their own things. Plus 1 bag for On-The-Road-Refreshments and 1 bag for the Unexpected. Okay, and 1 bag for chargers too.      

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CuddleDressy

The word alone – cuddle. Definitely an onomatopoeia (what a word that is too btw), a word that sounds like what it means. Cuddle. Or ‘hug’. No, give me a cuddle any day. My indispensable etymological dictionary says that the verb ‘to cuddle’ in Dutch (knuffel) can be traced back to ‘doing something in a […]

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StripeyDressy’s 5 simple steps to win the World Cup

Most men know exactly what it takes to win the World Cup and can happily spend an entire day elaborating on their theory. In contrast, the possibility of World Cup glory has never even entered the more rational heads of most women. Yet, for those of you who do want to become a World Cup […]

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