What I'm up to

A window into my world...

Here’s a selection of scribblings in which I peel down to my emotional underwear – a psychological striptease that occasionally reveals all.

Letting it all hang out…

Are you watching your weight? I am. I’m looking at it right now, bulging out there in front of me – a little tootsie roll of tummy overlapping my jeans. All that festive feasting means…

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Love in the time of Covid.

So, how did you mark Valentine’s Day this year? Maybe you had a rapid test together? No wonder it’s hard to keep romance alive when the most intimate thing you’ve done in the last few…

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Covid Christmas

So, did Santa bring the presents you wanted? All I got for Christmas was Covid. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving. And yet I’d been so careful. At work I’d kept a mask…

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How to have a midlife adventure – the ultimate guide to active holidays for baby boomers

Whether hiking to Everest Base Camp or rafting on the Zambezi, growing older is no barrier to daring escapades, as these famous faces concur Baby boomers have redefined every decade we have lived in –…

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Present Tense: Getting Tense About Presents.

I’m currently sobbing in a foetal ball. My condition? Severe P.P. – Prezzie Paranoia. With Santa already harnessing his reindeers, I still haven’t made any purchases. What to buy? It doesn’t help being a chronic…

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OZ-Catraz – My Aussie Odyssey

I’ve never been so glad to see a horlicks and a hob nob. Why? Well, I’ve just got back to Britain after a two month Sydney lockdown. My Oz Odyssey felt like a time warp….

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Making headlines

Believe nearly everything you read...

Publlished on February 13, 2021


Authors share their favourite scenes of love and intimacy, and Kathy chooses Persuasion by Jane Austen.

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Aired on December 3, 2020

BBC Radio 4

As part of the 'Great Lives' series Kathy chooses Hollywood's 'queen of the quip', Mae West. First played out in 2005.

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Aired on November 20, 2020


Kathy joined Jo Elvin and Richard Eden to talk about all things related to The Crown.

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My gallery

I’ve added some of my favourite photos to a gallery for you of the people who are my human wonder bras – uplifting and supportive and making me look bigger and better. There may be a few faces here you recognise – but nobody two-faced, that’s for sure. Now you’ll know the things I get up to when I should be writing….

One-liners, wise cracks and witticisms