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Ellen Widdup

Sunday, January 8, 2017

I’ve never really understood the fanfare and sponsorship that goes alongside the annual attempts to abstain from booze, writes Ellen Widdup.

New Year’s Eve is usually a massive disappointment for parents of young children, writes working mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

I love Christmas. I love everything about it. The explosion of technicolour baubles that adorn our tree, the excess of rich food, the happy clappy music in every department store, the excuse to spend money, the lights, the tinsel, the school nativity, the anticipation, writes Ellen Widdup.

Here is your spoiler alert: In the improbable event that your child gets hold of this page of the newspaper, do not let them read on - warns mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

When I was a kid I was obsessed with my imagined vision of “life in the future” - which centered largely around the year 2015, writes Ellen Widdup.

Opinion: Happy 1st Birthday - and what a year it has been

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

This week it was my son’s first birthday, writes Ellen Widdup.

When I was a kid, my dad would put on his own mini firework display for us every Bonfire Night, writes Ellen Widdup.

Fight or flight is fascinating, writes Ellen Widdup.

We’ve all heard of love at first sight, writes Ellen Widdup.

I left London and moved up north at age 18, writes columnist Ellen Widdup.

Getting my ears pierced was a teenage rite of passage, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Opinion: Does magic really exist? A Suffolk mum shares her doubts

Saturday, September 24, 2016

I am awfully sceptical of anyone or anything purporting to have magic powers, writes mother-of-three Ellen Widdup.

I said something awful to my daughter last week in the midst of one of our regular trivial spats – bedtime, her messy room, the fact that she rarely brushes her hair, writes Ellen Widdup.

I used to hate the word “normal”, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

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