Society
03 April 2000
"Something for you to write about," said Geoff, as our sealed glass pod soared high above the Thames on Sunday...
Society
27 March 2000
Geoff rings on his mobile at half-past eleven on Tuesday morning to tell me that he's in Oxford Street. This is not...
Society
20 March 2000
"Why don't we put on the wedding video?" asked Ken. After years of reaching for my scarf and gloves at such moments, I...
Society
13 March 2000
I may have started a trend. In normal weeks this column hardly attracts a bulging postbag. Like everyone else in the...
Society
06 March 2000
Yesterday morning, three men in brown coats from London University called round to my flat, stacked 620 books into...
Society
28 February 2000
My doctor has stopped the sleeping pills. When I called in to pick up a repeat prescription, I was ready for the usual...
Society
21 February 2000
Over the years I've had what can only be regarded as more than my fair share of trouble with suckling pigs. When I...
Society
14 February 2000
It's a slovenly New Year's resolution that only kicks in half way through February, but the sight of my brand new...
Society
07 February 2000
I knew from the reviews that Time Regained was on the longish side but, by the time I tipped out of the Renoir cinema,...
Society
31 January 2000
It looked absolutely fine in The Good Hotel Guide. What better way could there be of getting over the disappointing...
Society
24 January 2000
I can't think what brought it on, but all week I've been imagining that I was a high-ranking government minister and...
Society
17 January 2000
Try as we might we simply couldn't get Claudia off cocaine. Apparently she'd seen some Channel 4 programme about its...
Society
10 January 2000
After Geoff had taken control and persuaded the rest of the party that there was about as much chance of getting an...
Society
20 December 1999
It was supposed to be a Christmas drinks party for my department at the BBC, but after a mere five rounds at the...
Society
13 December 1999
Even though it sent the headboard crashing to the floor I finally managed to manoeuvre the bed a good three feet nearer...

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