Because my wife is off in Austria having her colon cleansed, I have been Mr Mum for the week. To my amazement, I realised that this is the first time I have looked after both my kids without Stacey for more than a day. This was quite shocking to me, but it was my kids who pointed it out. They were clearly concerned about the week ahead and how I would fare as sole carer. How hard could it be, I wondered? Wake up, make breakfast, drop them off at school, mess about all day, pick them up from school, make supper, and send them to bed. If only I'd known.
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Sunday 05 June 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
The 37-year-old supermodel - who has an eight-year-old daughter, Lila, with former boyfriend Jefferson Hack - is focused on her forthcoming wedding to Jamie Hince, and says she and the 40-year-old rocker will consider starting a family together once they have tied the knot in July.
Friday 20 May 2011
The narrator of this remarkable novel is Evie Steppman, a woman in her sixties who has holed herself up in the attic of her decaying house in Gullane, eastern Scotland, to write her memoirs. Evie, as narrators will do in books of this type, has a rather particular super-power: a faculty of hearing so acute that she can actually hear the past. She can "hear" photographs, and catch echoes of her childhood and even prenatal existence, in 1940s Lagos. "This is what I heard," she writes: "the vicious spitting of feral cats, rug-beaters thwacking, traffic bustle and crowds. Fat goats being let to market, their bleating disharmonious and afraid. Women pounding manioc."
Tuesday 19 April 2011
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Saturday 26 February 2011
Perhaps Andy Robinson is taking a leaf out of the Welsh song book. A fortnight ago Warren Gatland and his players headed off to Murrayfield with "Under Pressure" blaring over the stereo system.
Monday 14 February 2011
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Friday 28 January 2011
Tuesday 14 December 2010
A major retrospective of the man widely considered to be the world’s first video artist opens at Tate Liverpool this week.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Annette Peacock is the great, Zelig-like sphinx/muse figure of the jazz/pop avant-garde, connecting Albert Ayler to David Bowie. She doesn't appear on this 1992 trio recording featuring two ex-husbands, pianist Bley and bassist Gary Peacock, plus Austrian flugelhorn player Franz Koglmann, but 11 of the 12 numbers are her songs, while the title track is about her.
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