Grace Dent wonders if life was better back when we were allowed a period in which we could stop trying
'Pull up a chair, kids. I remember when all this was just hills and meadows and me talking to someone from Jesus Jones'
Grace Dent is looking for a friend for her labrador, Betty, and her partner is monitoring her access to the Battersea Dogs Home website vigilantly
For viewers who cannot face adult issues, there’s the red button on the corner of the remote marked off. Ask your MP how to use it
Jenny Beavan was a woman who had clearly chosen not to starve herself for six months. That was refreshing, at least
Grace Dent believes that 99.9 per cent of hobby-debates are merely a setting for people enamoured of the look of their own name on an A3 flyer
To my nieces, ‘X Factor’ must seem like BBC1’s ‘Seaside Special’ did to me in the Seventies
The world divides neatly into two types of people: those who love fancy dress, and sane people who RSVP thanks but no
Grace Dent is on week 4 of trying to give up ice-cold, highly-carbonated, thirst-obliterating, taste bud-zinging cans of caramel-coloured caffeine
Wogan had the measured air of a stoic man suffering the weird world of BBC light entertainment
Grace Dent has found herself staring in confusion at the possibilities for last-minute sunny breaks
If Brian Cox really cared about kids learning about space, he’d show his bottom in snug spandex
My favourite joke of the night was the one about child molestation. No… come back
Zuckerberg has just become a father – a time when many wish they could take up a hobby
Over the past 12 months I have been constantly joyous, and a linchpin in my social set. My arms were thin and my skin was luminous. I exuded a raffish joie de vivre.
If you're collecting sausages at 7am, well done: you're a Christmas 'doer'