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Just a'Ipswich girl

Monday, August 7, 2017

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

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

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