Just a'Ipswich Girl

Keeping cool on Felixstowe beach.

It’s too darn hot - how to keep your cool as temperatures soar

As she gently melts, Lynner Mortimer looks for ways to keep cool and survive the hot weather without getting bad-tempered

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Lynne Mortimer on the naughty step

Lynne Mortimer: We might all benefit from the institution of a ‘naughty’ step

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.

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Lynne Mortimer

Lynne Mortimer: Another G&T? Why not?

I’m sitting here with a bit belt of gin accompanied by a soupçon of slimline tonic... I earned it, writes columnist Lynne Mortimer.

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Lynne Mortimer

Lynne Mortimer: Tales of the riverbank and the curious case of rising damp

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.

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Up north

Lynne Mortimer: A week in the dales - by ‘eck it’s hilly up there, in’t north

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.

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