Things that go bump in the night

Growing up, Hallowe'en wasn't really a thing. Once, before my mum had quite grasped the concept, she answered the door and said 'Trick' to the waiting group of kids. I think she was hoping for some close-up magic. Anyway, she fumed when she spotted the Silly String the next day. I'll be out later, shepherding …

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Keeping my name

Amal Clooney has been in the news recently, firstly for marrying George Clooney, and then for taking his name, and the backlash and reaction to it has been fascinating to follow (here is a little sample). Something I had absolutely no doubts about on the approach to marriage was that I would be keeping my …

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