Birthdays, Blasphemy and Blogging

This week Susan witnesses some top-class profanity at the West End's hottest new musical... If my father were still alive, he would certainly have walked out after only a few minutes. After all, he banned me from watching Till Death Us Do Part and Steptoe and Son because of the swearing. Despite ... Read More...

Give a Dog a Bone?

Susan Muncey has been delighting us since The Dabbler's inception with her Saturday Retroprogressive column, which brought to light all manner of curious and wonderful developments in the world of style and design. But what we really want to read about, of course, is Susan herself and her life as ... Read More...

Multi-tasking with Remote Control…

I’ve never understood how today’s multi-tasking mums manage to juggle children and household responsibilities with jobs, social networking, pets and Zumba classes. In the past we would have been dressed in a pinny, baking fairy cakes with the children, or (in a freshly laundered pinny) welcoming home our bread-winning husband, ... Read More...

Slow food and shopping at Brixton Market

I mentioned London’s Brixton Market a while ago in an article on upmarket markets. Brixton, a survivor of the original riots, remains relatively unharmed by the ‘how to spend it,’ designer-crazed brigade. Ignore the armed police standing guard outside the underground station, the mega-sized branches of KFC and McDonalds - ... Read More...