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.

Male dieting angst makes women lose our appetite

Women are always watching our weight – I can see it now, actually, right out there in front of me. So anxious are we about said muffin top, thunder thighs, cankles and ‘thigh gap’ that…

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What a shame that shame is on the wane

I was on the bus today when a maskless bloke put his muddy feet up on the seat. What I felt like saying was – “You really should grow an extra brain cell, as the…

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Holidaying with my autistic son in the time of Corona – and hoping to be kidnapped by Pirates!

Stressed? No, I wasn’t stressed… I always floss my ears, run a comb through my teeth and spritz my armpits with hairspray. It wasn’t until the morning I broke an egg on my hand and…

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The Trump-Ectomy (Plus a shameless book plug)

So, are you ready to cancel your subscription to 2021? Have you tried the two week free trial and find that you’re not satisfied in any way, shape or form? Join the club. As if…

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Discovering my inner viking with the great (though rather on the little side) dane, Sandi Toksvig

As I was sliding down a klit in my sitting suit, there was one thought on my mind – Danes really are Great. A ‘klit’, by the way, is a sand dune and a ‘sitting…

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Time for a new genre for women of a certain age…

Many wanna-be-authors will be penning a new year’s resolution to finally finish that novel. The most important decision writers on their Literary ‘L’ plates must make is what genre tickles their creative fancy. Comedy is…

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Making headlines

Believe nearly everything you read...

Publlished on February 13, 2021

Guardian

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

Mailplus.co.uk

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