If you can stand the heat, stay in the kitchen

Just in case the ‘winter stew’ seems a little unseasonal, this post was originally written in January 2013. The kitchen is steamy and the windows are opaque with condensation. Two pans bubble on the hob – one with a winter stew, the other with vegetable soup. Even though it’s cold and damp outside the room

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Not in front of the children

When my daughter was about three she walked in on the ex and I ‘in the act’. It was a Sunday morning and as usual she had woken up and wandered into our room to try to burrow under our duvet. The ex developed a rather strange high pitched voice and said: “Can you get

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After dinner

The Man and I exchanged surreptitious glances over our bowls of soup, fizzing with excitement over what may or may not happen later on in the evening. There were two other friends at the table, who knew nothing of our secret alliance. As far as they and anyone else were concerned, we were just a

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Columns: If you can stand the heat, stay in the kitchen

The kitchen is steamy and the windows are opaque with condensation. Two pans bubble on the hob – one with a winter stew, the other with vegetable soup. Even though it’s cold and damp outside the room is warm with activity and my excited heart-thumping anticipation. I shuffle around the table straightening cutlery as I

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