Nixdminx
The life and times of a happy go lucky blogger in London
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Ever have those bizarre conversations that verge on the complete abstract and sublime? I had one of those this morning with my daughter over the breakfast table. ‘Mummy?’ she said, one eyebrow raised to announce that she had a profound statement coming on. ‘Yeah’ I answered distractedly, somewhere between packing lunch, loading laundry, applying lippy. […]

This week’s sneak preview of Corduroy Mansions. Hmmm, I knew Dee might be ‘one of those’ types. This week she has the barefaced cheek to lie to Caroline about her dinner with James but of course is found out as the star-crossed lovers unravel the mystery behind the last evening’s disaster. Berthea Snark also reveals […]

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Trips to the doctor, dentist and getting my daughter to take medicine are a major event. I often feel like I’m entering the ring with an indefeatable opponent, with the willpower and strength of a Sumo and a banshee wail to match. I’m not one to admit defeat, so will investigate all options open to […]

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When I grew up I always wanted to know someone who lived in the last century so I could learn all about the old-fangled stuff. So be careful what you wish for. Yesterday my daughter asked me ‘Mummy what’s a cassette?’ ‘Oh, it’s got two little spools…’ ‘No – how big is it?’ ‘About so […]

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We’re hurtling towards double figures, though Miniminx would argue the point that since she’s a leap year day baby, she’s actually only 2 and a quarter. That said, I look at my beautiful daughter who is now getting quite tall – she reaches my shoulder – and I’m seeing her change very quickly. She even […]

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I stepped out into my London garden (that description should surely sum up my a) lack of vast space b) lack of desire to truly be a gardener and c) total lack of understanding about how to truly create a herb garden) and couldn’t believe my eyes. A wine bottle lay strewn on the decking. […]

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I’m a trifle bemused to see that all my friends on twitter are trending on the X Factor – I never watch the show in the later stages, I just catch the early ones, perhaps two at the most for the pure entertainment of the no hopers. Does that make me a bad person? I’m […]

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My brother came over for afternoon tea today. I’m incredibly proud of him. He is an Austistic adult who lives in his own house. They call it assisted living. I call it a miracle. He plays bongo and drums and adores music. He’s a trooper to the last and deserves praise, even though he does […]

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Yes, this week has been a mega one. So Wednesday night I was out again. Off to the Grovesnor House Hotel in the pouring rain and smuggled from taxi to the safety of the reception beneath umbrellas, we launched ourselves on the evening. Bumping into Tara Palmer Tompkinson, spotting Ginger Spice, and stars from Strictly […]

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Yes, I know it’s too early for Christmas carols but I can never resist a pun, so this is just a quick update on my night up West with one of my favourite gal pals – Ruthy Ruth who helped me get my work mojo back many months ago. We loved The Ivy – all […]

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I’ve never been to The Ivy – so forgive me for being so gauche – but I’ve managed to snag a table for dinner tomorrow evening- it’s the 5.30 shift so I hope I don’t have to prep the food myself – it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve helped out in the kitchens. I […]

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We are now coming zooming in to focus on Caroline at close up range as she prepares for a cosy dinner for two with the ‘boyf’. After a chance meeting in the street with a neighbour, the eccentric Berthea Snark, who is more reminiscent of a Titus Groan character than the psychologist Sloane she truly […]

It’s been quite a week. Next week will also be quite a week. And the week after. I can feel the walls closing in a bit – the routine is starting to bite hard – the Summer evenings are long gone, the mornings are dark and while Autumn brings it’s own sweet and ruddy colours, […]

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This is one of the most poignant photos I’ve ever captured of Miniminx and it makes me want to cry just looking at it. Sadly, for the last few days, this is the face I have seen at home. She has been acting out of character and then I asked her on Tuesday before bedtime, […]

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Nothing ever seems to go on in sleepy old Chiswick so when I heard that there was going to be an influx of great authors, I just had to pop along and see what all the fuss was about. Luckily I managed to grab a few £3 tickets to a talk from a very popular […]

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