Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross writes the "If you ask me..." column for i. She also writes for The Daily Mail.

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If you ask me...Are you financially inept(ish)? Here’s the tax return form for you

Have I received any interest or dividends from UK Banks, building societies etc in the past year? Maybe I have, maybe I haven't. Who wants to know?

Davina intervention: Britain's most cheery presenter on overcoming addiction

Davina McCall has always lived life at full pelt. In the past, it was doing drugs, eating sweets and struggling for love. But now - whether she’s bellowing into a microphone or at home with her family - it’s non-stop happiness and haircare advice, as Deborah Ross discovers.

The staff of Claridge's star in the BBC's new documentary

Have you lost your work-life balance?

If so, our columnist has a practical guide to how to rediscover it. Do take note.

Most women’s magazines are actually diet-lite

Cheer up! We can really bolster your self-loathing!

How to be more aware of your downfalls in the new year

If you ask me…it’s time I expressed my true feelings on alternative medicine

Conventional science has nothing to say about realigning your energy fields with ylang-ylang. Not even one research paper.

If you ask me...I'm sticking with my 'twosie' - a more toilet-friendly outfit by far

Here's my review of 2012: A lot of stuff happened. It was marvellous

Excuse me, but are you fluent in colour swatch? Can you speak Farrow & Ball?

I didn’t even know there was more to white than just white or that All White was a million miles from Strong White

If you ask course work starts with your pile of dirty washing

The London Home-School of Ross offers a cautious welcome home to its (only) applicant

Xaviera Hollander: Is the Happy Hooker still happy after all these years?

Deborah Ross went in search of author Xaviera Hollander, whose erotic memoir, The Happy Hooker, shocked and informed decades before Fifty Shades fever. What she heard – in an Amsterdam B&B – was more racy than anything in either book...

Kate Middleton is pregnant! If you ask me, it's about time we recalled a few choice fairy tales

I only seem capable of common-or-garden babies, but that hasn't stopped me picking up a few royal baby tips over the years

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