For the last few days I have been somewhat grumpy.
The girl’s face, I remember, seemed blanched and was framed with straggling waves of dark hair. She was young but her pale skin had the grey pallor of sickliness, her hooded eyes surrounded by dark circles.
Our modern relationship with sugar is a less than happy one: an obesity crisis, mounting queues for dental surgery and a tax hike attest to that.
With Boris Johnson taking the reins in Downing Street my daughter moved on to the fourth Prime Minister of her lifetime.
Sometimes I see stories in certain newspapers and I think that’s a daft one they had left over from the beginning of April.
We sometimes remember a thing for what we might wish it to be and not what something actually is.
I bustle through my grandparents’ front door, shopping bags in tow.
Susan Brown: Selfishness makes it easier to attend dreaded medical appointments than make simple changes to benefit all
Being a woman of a certain age, I get the regular letters the NHS sends, dropping through my letterbox, encouraging me to be screened for this, that or the next thing.
“It smells so clean!” he said excitedly.
Bishop Anne Dyer: Don’t blame God for the “biblical” weather – we created this crisis all by ourselves
In the last few weeks there have been incidences of extreme weather across the UK.
The original copper of the Statue of Liberty is famously green now, tarnished with the vagaries of time, but the lamp of Libertas, of welcome, still supposedly gleaming and lifted to the world.
The UK will be leaving the EU on Halloween "whatever the circumstances, no ifs or buts", was the message from the prime minister’s official spokesman on Monday morning.
Iain Maciver: The best things come to those who wait – the rest are welcome to drink synthetic Scotch
All I did was tell people to take a little time out of their busy lives to fill in a form and they may get some cash back from their bank if they were oversold PPI. That’s all I wrote here last week.
I have a friend of an ornithological bent whose feathers are ruffled at the mention of seagulls.
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
It was, as President Trump might have put it, a "beautiful deal".
Eleanor Bradford: One series of Love Island was enough for me – but it is not without valuable lessons for younger viewers
What can a dating programme involving a bunch of image-obsessed twenty year olds possibly teach us?
Some don’t like it too hot.
What will happen if the United Kingdom government opts – as now seems probable – for a ‘no deal’ departure from the European Union on 31 October?
Catherine Deveney: Sergeant Rees-Mogg of the vocabulary constabulary is on a mission to use words to divide us
I always thought there must be some esoteric purpose to Jacob Rees-Mogg but for the life of me, could never work out what it was.
In some ways the oft cited statistic that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year is misleading.
James Millar: If Scotland is to be the climate emergency saviour, it will take more than pointing fingers at London
The Green New Deal is the current buzzword of internet lefties.
It’s as if the previous 12 years didn’t happen.
If the pessimists are to be believed, nobody reads newspapers anymore, and print on paper is in terminal decline.
Clive Soley: Brexit is not just about in or out – it is about which direction we stride into the future
Extraordinary. Boris Johnson walks into Number 10 and before we know it there is a well-advertised love in between him and Donald Trump.
I'll never forget the day I dropped a lit cigarette onto my lap and it disappeared somewhere between my legs.
Summertime is here again. Long hot sunny days. (Well mostly).
We kept very still as the tiny bird fluttered above our table in the coffee shop courtyard yesterday, periodically swooping to peck up scattered cake crumbs.
Over my extensive and quite varied career within the veterinary profession, I had the opportunity to work within a Scottish Agricultural College veterinary investigation laboratory for a couple of years back in the early 2000s.
Caroline Hoole: Time to tear down the walls of paperwork standing between our children and outdoor school trips
Scotland’s education secretary recently admitted that a “culture of fear” is responsible for generating “pointless tasks” that create an excessive workload for teachers who are waiting, in anticipation, for a visit from the inspectorate.
It is so wonderful to receive a gift. It just makes you feel so special.
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