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‘That’s what the faeries sent you’

The above was an oft-repeated observation of my mother’s, whenever some of what a Buddhist would probably consider karma landed in my lap after I’d been a bit of a shit. Among Europeans, the phrase (and the reaction) seems to be commoner in Celtic cultures, although I’m sure it has its residues elsewhere. To that […]

Le chagrin et La Redoute

A French fashion retailer has apologised for a photo in which a naked man appeared behind a group of children advertising beachwear – but the image has gone viral on the internet. In a tweet La Redoute said that it “apologises for the photo published on its site and is doing what’s necessary to remove […]

All Bar None

Cadbury has removed the famous phrase “glass and a half” from its Dairy Milk bars after 80 years, having been told it contravenes European regulations. The phrase was originally used to explain the amount of milk in every half-pound chocolate bar. In its place, it now reads: “The equivalent of 426ml of fresh liquid milk […]

Only a ginger…

I’ve mentioned before that I used to have that kind of hair I think of as “Scots colour”, which is a mix of red, brown and blonde. My husband has reddish-brown hair too. When I fell pregnant with my daughter, suddenly all the red in my hair vanished. I knew exactly to whom it had […]