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Billy and the magic mushroom

This is a photo of my bedroom wall when I was a baby. (Oh yeah… that’s me, the baby.) Isn’t it awesome? The photo – tea stain and all – only shows a small part of the scene. The whole wall was covered. Apart from the mushroom, rabbit, butterflies and flowers that you can see […]

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Aldwych tube station: a photo no-no

When I heard that the London Transport Museum was offering tours of Aldwych Underground Station, which has been closed since 1994, I jumped at the chance. Old building, not usually open to the public? Check. Original 1920s and 1930s architecture and interior design? Check. Public transport nerdery? Checkety check check check. The visit, however, was […]

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How to clean your washing machine

You wouldn’t know it to look at my house (or, indeed, me) but having spent an inordinate amount of time editing Kim and Aggie’s cleaning tips, I’ve actually picked up a bit of cleaning know how. So a couple of weeks ago, when I realised that all of our clothes were smelling a bit musty […]

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Writing for the web

I’m currently putting together an online CV and portfolio, in the hope that I can make a proper go of this freelancing lark around my part time day job. I tell people I’m a copywriter, editor and proofreader – and of course, I am – but really, it’s the specialism that counts. I write for […]

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Form vs content: What is art, anyway?

I love being creative, but I’m not an artist. Why? Because art is form and content. This is a new one on me, I’m ashamed to say. I have always understood ‘form’: the aesthetic part, the part that pleases the eye, or rolls off the tongue… but it’s only relatively recently that I’ve come to […]

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