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I love cars. I always have. I love the memories I have with mine, which made one day last month very hard as I had to sell my old people carrier. Whilst I won’t miss the regular trips to the garage and the skittish, ageing suspension, I will still miss it because it’s the car my children have grown up with for seven years and it’s been like a giant perambulator for our family life. There are certain squashed raisins in certain cracks beneath the seats that can never be fished out, lying there unreachable, as a testament to journeys…

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So you want to do less ironing. Well, if you and I didn’t iron any clothes, what’s the worst that could happen? Okay so ironing gets creases out of things, but how bad are the creases, really? Do you perhaps iron things to finish them off drying instead of using an airing cupboard? Maybe you don’t have an airing cupboard thanks to the prevalence of 1990s combi boilers, which can be installed without a hot-water tank. Maybe you’d rather iron than fold damp clothes to perfection. Maybe you want to be like your Mum, and that’s how she did the…

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Our house looks like it’s been burgled. It’s not standard family mess this time, no. There’s an empty TV bracket on the wall opposite the sofa and empty picture hooks above the fireplace. It’s gloomy, unloved and stark, it’s not a good look! Well, we haven’t been burgled but there’s a bit of a tale here. Smoking TV The easier one to explain is the empty TV bracket. One quiet evening last week an acrid burning smell came from the TV. We quickly switched it off and googled it. No, we didn’t grab a fire blanket or even an air…

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I’ve got a sore foot. Again. This happens because I have fairly hypermobile joints. Then I made a strange discovery: It hurts less to run than to walk. I downloaded the NHS Couch to 5k running app onto my phone and began.

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