Category Archives: Domestic life

Dream kitchen

Just as I have previously minimised the time I like to spend contemplating the relative merits of dishwashing detergents, I am equally baffled by the phrase ‘dream kitchen’. Is it weird of me that I very rarely dream about kitchens? … Continue reading

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Spring clean madness: Trial #3

My glasses! My glasses! (to be said in a Velma-from-Scooby-Doo voice) It may be because it’s Spring, it may have been my recent visit to the Ideal Home Show, it may be because we are about to have out decrepit, … Continue reading

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The Dinner Party: Trial #2

‘We want it to be real,’ they said. ‘Real people in real situations.’ Which is how I came to be being photographed in my kitchen at 9.30am with a raging hangover, trying to look relaxed and happy beside a table … Continue reading

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Great Midlife Debates: dishwasher detergent

When exactly did we get to the age when we stopped having opinions about new bands or exactly where to draw on eyeliner, and started worrying about things like dishwasher detergent? I ask because the Midlife Manual has been selected … Continue reading

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Ideal Home Show

Live blog from the first day of the Ideal Home Show, Friday 11 March…

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The Midlife Dream Home

When you got your first place, you had nothing to furnish it with save a camping stove, a futon and some Reject Shop crockery in primary colours. These days you want quality. You want craftsmanship. You want character. You want … Continue reading

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