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Peppa - the pig people love to hate

One of the best things about being a parent is the fact you have a legitimate excuse to regress back to childhood and indulge in the guilty pleasure of watching children’s television shows.
Opinion
Aasma Day

Honesty is the best policy ... until your child embarrasses you

Parents strive to teach their children honesty is the best policy ... but they’re often left eating their words when their little ones blurt out the most embarrassing things in public,

Opinion
Fitbits - you can run ... or you can cheat!

How to cheat with a Fitbit

So I’ve got myself one of those electronic tags  – not one of those tags around my ankle to show I’m being monitored for my criminal behaviour but one of those fitness gizmos to make me feel guilty about my inactivity.
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Scones

Jam or cream first? Milk in tea before or after water? What are your food habits?

Forget politics, war and sporting events – there’s nothing that divides the nation more than arguing about our nosh.

Opinion
Full English on a spade

I want a plate ... not a spade

I’ve always been the type of person to call a spade a spade... but I draw the line at calling a spade a plate.

Opinion
The joys of a mixtape

Let's rewind to the good old days of mixtapes ...

As romantic souls scour shops for the perfect gift for their loved ones, the realisation hit me that the younger generation will never know the joy of giving or receiving that  low-cost yet priceless present of a mixtape.
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Aasma Day's messy desk (in one of its tidier moments)

Messy desk? Don't worry, it's a sign you're a genius ...

‘If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then is an empty desk a sign?’

Opinion
Aasma Day

Parking note writers drive me round the bend ...

What is it about a strip of pavement that turns people into absolute parking plonkers?

Opinion
Aasma Day

Meetings are indispensible ... when you don't want to do anything

‘A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost ...’

Opinion
Rose and Martin Loder hold up a picture of their beloved son

'The treatment to save Charlie's life killed him'

“There’s a new treatment for haemophilia and it will change your life forever.”

Health
Ben Prunty and his mum Terri Crossland

Mum of murdered Blackpool teen calls for action to tackle knife crime

Struck by a feeling she can only describe as a “mother’s telepathy”, Terri Crossland remembers a sense of impending doom while she was on holiday in Cyprus.

Crime
Graham Ward and Lindy Elliott are both involved with Blind Veterans UK

“We’re so lucky to have met”

Love may be blind but a shared loss of sight is what brought this devoted couple together.

News
Pictured above from top left, Dr Mary Bousted; Patrick Green and bottom left, Sadiq Khan and Andy Mellor.

KNIFE CRIME: Are body scanners needed in our schools?

One in 10 children have told their parents they have seen another pupil carrying a knife in school, a frightening statistic has revealed.
Crime
Aasma Day

Congratulations! Oops ... you're not pregnant ...

There’s nothing quite like a pregnant pause... and there’s nothing as awkward as the pregnant pause you get when you congratulate a woman on her impending arrival – when she’s not actually pregnant.
Opinion
Aasma Day

These words are the true meaning of Christmas presents ...

I know it’s the “thought that counts” but some people must have some downright bad and malevolent thoughts judging by some of the Christmas presents people receive.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Embarrassing yourself on the Christmas night out ...

If it’s the morning after the night before and you’ve woken up with your mouth feeling like the inside of a birdcage, your head pounding and a sinking feeling that you want to crawl back under your duvet until January, the chances are you’re recovering from your work’s Christmas party.

News
Aasma Day

Please don't write off the traditional Christmas card ...

Tis the season to be jolly... but the emotion that starts hitting me with a vengeance at this time of year is guilt.

Opinion
Jade Benson with husband Andrew on their wedding day

“I was ready to give up on my life with ME ... but Perrin treatment miraculously changed everything”

A Lancashire woman who battled with the debilitating illness for most of her life and was not expected to live beyond her 20s enjoyed a miraculous turnaround after undergoing revolutionary treatment.

Jade Benson tells AASMA DAY her amazing story and why she is now raising awareness of the Perrin Technique which has just been highlighted in a study for its effectiveness in diagnosing the condition

News
Aasma Day

What you see isn't always what you get ...

Is it just me or is anyone else totally confused about what day it is today?

Opinion
Aasma Day

'I know I parked it here somewhere ...'

There’s something about human nature that makes us secretly revel when we discover someone has trumped us in the doing something embarrassing or stupid stakes.

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