Sunday, March 22, 2020

'My long-distance lover wouldn't leave his wife for me – I feel foolish'

Dear Coleen A little over a year ago I met a guy at a wedding reception. At the time...

Viral video with gloves and paint shows why we should be following the handwashing...

Wash your hands! (Picture: Twitter)We’ve all heard why we should be washing our hands more and been told all sorts of songs you...

Coronavirus UK: Bengali restaurant delivers free rice, curry and loo rolls to elderly people

What a beautiful gesture (Picture: Mohammed Saheb Miah )Coronavirus is the global pandemic making us realise just how important our health is above...

Supermarket in Denmark charges £4 for one big hand sanitser and £122 for two...

No one wants to pay £122 for two handwashes (Picture: Facebook)Sick of seeing no more loo roll, hand sanitiser, hand wash and the...

'Think about the best-case scenario': how to manage coronavirus anxiety

Just over a week ago, our world looked very different from how it does today. The shift has been so rapid and frightening,...

Baby meets grandparents for first time through window amid coronavirus isolation

Ollie is just one week old and he’s caught up in self-isolation (Picture: Hannah Levins)This is the touching moment baby Ollie met his...

Being a mother with Parkinson’s taught me how to be a role model

I undertook a wing walk after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, here I am stood with my daughter Abbie and husband Peter (Picture: Vicki...

Mum’s genius homeschooling plan tricks her kids into doing all the chores

You’re welcome (Picture: Facebook)A mum has created a brilliant homeschooling plan that many parents will be able to follow while everyone is staying...

What Boris Johnson's advice to theatregoers did for me | Stewart Lee

In a Southend Oxfam shop last week, I found a decadent 70s paperback of Clark Ashton Smith’s Lost Worlds collection. In the 1932...

Could my son fulfil my childhood dreams of a toy car? | Séamas O’Reilly

‘You’re not bringing that into the house,’ she said. ‘Just hang on,’ I replied, letting my wife take the pram as I got...

This is the first year I feel like a mother to my three-year-old son

What was my role, as the (other) mother, the second mum? (Picture: Kaleido Shoots)It might sound strange, but here it is: this is...

Experts’ tips on surviving – even enjoying – life under lockdown

Cocktail hour Henry Porter, novelist and Vanity Fair editorOne of the nastier aspects of the pandemic is that it turns your friends and all...

‘I can’t even hug her now’: why this Mother’s Day is so tough for...

My mother and I, both widowed just weeks ago and only 41 days apart, have quickly come to dread the well-meaning words: “How...

Sunday with Rylan Clark-Neal: ‘We get a takeaway roast from the pub. Don’t judge...

What’s for breakfast? I’m a terrible breakfast person. It takes me six coffees to get up. I’d like to say I rustle up...

Farmyard, Norwich: ‘For the most part, it works’ – restaurant review

Farmyard, 23 St Benedicts Street, Norwich NR2 4PF (01603 733 188). Snacks £3.50, starters £7-£9, mains £13-£26, desserts £7, wines from £19.50 Farmyard in...

I thought I was career-driven, but I can’t bear to leave my baby |...

The dilemma I have a nine-month-old daughter and have begun to return to work. Before I gave birth I was sure this wouldn’t...

Mother’s Day 2020 – memes and messages to share with your mum

Even if you can’t see your mum in person, you can still let her know you’re thinking of her (Picture: Getty)Mother’s Day 2020...

Review Harley-Davidson Low Rider S It really brings out the Goldilocks in me

Harley Softails bring out the Goldilocks in me. And by that I don’t mean dressing up in a nice floral dress...

Ways to tell if your dog is suffering from stress and anxiety – and...

Man’s best friend can suffer as much stress and anxiety as their human owners. A study has found that almost two-thirds...

What to wear this autumn: five cozy looks for staying in all day –...

For when it starts to get cold Shearling jacket, $600, NN07 from incu.com. Jeans, $59.95, zara.com. Top, $59.95, countryroad.com.au. Boots, $515, Common Projects from endclothing.com. Bag, $79.95, countryroad.com.au. Cashmere...

How we stay together: 'It doesn't feel like we're two really different people'

Names: Yvonne Edgren and Nick Mansfield Years together: 34Occupations: Writer and academic If there’s one thing that’s kept Yvonne Edgren and Nick Mansfield together,...

Review – Little Mini Electric Level 2 hatchback makes a big green statement

Ten years ago, Mini experimented with an all-electric car which it called the Mini E. We tested it, even though it...

Review – New Ford Puma ST-Line X compact SUV puts the boot in rivals

Back in the late 1990s, Ford made a great little coupe based on the Fiesta called the Puma. Now Ford has...

What to write in a Mother’s Day card – poems and quotes

Mother’s Day is nearly here (Picture: Getty Images)It’s nearly Mother’s Day and you know what that means – it’s time for you procrastinators...

Sausage dog is so happy his family is working from home he sprains his...

Rolo was very excited to see his family working from home (Picture: Emma Smith)We might be struggling with being cooped up due to...

Coronavirus UK: Stop having ‘bohemian’ sex during the pandemic, says expert

Social distancing means no hooking up. Sorry. (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)The coronavirus hasn’t just pressed pause on your pub trips and poor...

Mother dearest: 20 ways to love your mum

If you’re lucky enough still to have her around, there’s no one on earth you go back further with than your mother. The...

Lidl gives thousands of bunches of Mother’s Day flowers to NHS workers to thank...

Lidl is handing out flowers to doctors, nurses and support staff to thank them for their hard (Picture: Lidl)Lidl is giving away bunches...