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World Cup: over. Now we can reflect on what we’ve learned.

Sharing knowledge with one’s grandchildren is one of the joys of being a grandparent but be careful what you tell them – things keep changing and where you used to be right, you may now be wrong.

Rats can be so cute

Monday, July 9, 2018

Lynne watches her grandson star in the school play.

The summer term is drawing to a close and whilst worrying about how to entertain the kids over the six-week break, parents are also sterssing about what gift to buy the teacher, according to parents’ website Mumsnet.

American dreams

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July 4 is America’s Independence Day - here are ways to celebrate our Special Relationship

It’s too hot... hurray, now I have something else to be grumpy about

It’s too darn hot

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

With the weather predicted to hit the nineties Fahrenheit, how do we keep cool?

When making comparisons maybe we should stick to areas the size of Wales and widths in double-decker buses.

Picnics are not just for teddy bears. Lynne Mortimer reviews the modern history of picnics.

Suffolk and proud

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Reasons to be proud on Suffolk Day

Raindrops on Roses and M&S bib bags, bright copper kettles and M&S glad rags...

Who wants to be living it up in club class anyway?

The summer solstice marking the longest day and shortest night of the year, is on June 21. Will you be heading for stonehenge for a bit of druidical observance or simply going to bed at the usual time and wondering why it’s not dark?

Opinion: Strictly not dancing

Monday, June 4, 2018

Lynne is the dancing queen, young and sweet, only 63...

Today, the Suffolk Show opens its gates to town and country as a celebration of everything the county has to offer gets underway.

Geek week

Monday, May 28, 2018

Geeks and towels - who knew they had a special day?

Mr Nobody did it

Monday, May 28, 2018

There are times when small boys need an imaginary friend

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have not yet headed off on honeymoon, so if they haven’t booked year, why not come to East Anglia

Giving something back

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lynne Mortimer meets Catch 22 organisers Sam, Sarah and Louise.

Putting on a show

Monday, May 21, 2018

Royal wedding or county show, it’s all about looking good

It was an extraordinary wedding in many ways... no, not Prince Harry’s

Join In: Grow your own royal wedding bouquet

Thursday, May 17, 2018

With some of the floral elements of Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet revealed, why not re-create it in your garden.

Video: New titles for royal couple

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will likely become a Duke and Duchess... but of where? Here’s a look at the options

Teens for jeans?

Monday, May 14, 2018

Is it acceptable to wear jeans when you’re 63?

Babysitting three grandsons... we can do this

It was a mother and son bonding experience and, happily for us both, it lasted under an hour

What’s orange and not the same as it was?

We all have our favourite depictions of Sherlock - for Lynne Mortimer, it’s Jeremy Brett

To infinity and beyond

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