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Now Lynne knows the awful truth it’s time to eat humble pie... low calorie humble pie, that is.

The question of gender

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Will the 2021 UK census make gender definition an optional question? East Anglian academics argue it is the future

Do not play Junior Cluedo with my grandson.

Delia, hairy men and me

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lynne has been creative in the kitchen, while her husband has started to grow his winter coat to become beardie man.

The writing’s on the wall... or rather, it’s on social media as people opt for selfies instead of postcards.

A new series being broadcast (streamed) on Netflix (whatever that might be) follows comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael, as they holiday in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.

It’s his birthday and he’s wondering if I’ll still feed him and if I’ll still need him, now he’s hit the Beatles limit.

After dental work, Lynne can’t eat solids or talk... her husband is sympathetic

Today, I stared at a picture of Clark Gable for 10 minutes.

Spider-Nan to the rescue

Monday, August 28, 2017

Consider this article well and truly webbed

After more than a decade of being pale and (in my opinion) interesting, I have blown it.

The old jokes are the best jokes, they say, but Lynne Mortimer reckons the ancient Greek gags could do with a bit of updating.

Get fit in just five minutes, said the press release.

And so it begins, the inexorable decline that means you have taken a step over the hill.

“Oh, no, please don’t make me do it,” pleaded my husband.

Vive la France!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Allons enfants de la Patrie, Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Lynne Mortimer celebrates Frenchness in the wake of the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille.

A fish and chip supper with a bonus giant bottle of diet Coke free from the chippie in the company of good friends was a treat on a sultry summer’s night with not too many bitey insects about. It is a scene unchanged over the decades. At times like this, life is good.

Member of Parliament Jacob Rees-Mogg has endowed his male children with many and unusual names. Lynne Mortimer ponders the curse... or blessing of a name

... without going to one. Lynne Mortimer looks at the alternatives to summer festivals, beginning by not going to Glastonbury

East Anglian touring theatre company The Pantaloons are bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream to a venue near you.

Grandson George, aged four going on 40, is ready for school.

Lynne Mortimer looks at the history and changing nature of the picnic over the last 50 years... with special reference to meat paste and prosecco

Crossed off my list this week – pork crackling.

Gypsy, by Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, presented by Appeal Theatre Group at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich until Saturday, June 24

My friend Jane has a sporty soft-top car and often gives me a lift to and from work. I like 
to wave at my neighbours as we drive by.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, presented by Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society, is at the New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday, June 17

We are now officially planning for our Ruby Wedding celebration in 2018.

I have suffered some disquiet after being sent a list of mums’ most-fancied CBeebies television presenters. The top four are: 1. Dr Ranj Singh; 2. Ben Faulks; 3. Andy Day; 4. Justin Fletcher, writes Lynne Mortimer.

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