July 5 2015 Latest news:
As she gently melts, Lynner Mortimer looks for ways to keep cool and survive the hot weather without getting bad-tempered
When George, aged two years and nine months, misbehaves and does not desist when asked, he is consigned to the thinking step, the bottom stair.
I’m sitting here with a bit belt of gin accompanied by a soupçon of slimline tonic... I earned it, writes columnist Lynne Mortimer.
In my new state of supreme fitness, having taken part in the Long March... okay, it was an eight-mile walk... okay it was eightish miles, a small hop across a rivulet should have been a doddle.
I am not northist. I didn’t start it. It was them. You can buy mugs up here in Herroit country that have “ee bah gum” written on them and other Yorkshire-isms.