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Emma Beddington tries … being a mermaid: ‘I’m more beached seal than beguiling siren’

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I am too old for Disney’s Little Mermaid. My sister was the right age, but our right-on 80s household was a princess-free zone (though The Little Mermaid is arguably one of the more subversive films in the canon, con...

Emma Beddington tries … ballroom dancing: ‘This is the closest I have been to a stranger in a while’

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I know it’s Strictly season, because I see it when I look into other people’s houses, my chilly face pressed against the glass, illuminated like the Little Match Girl by the glittering scenes of wonder inside. I can’t...

Emma Beddington tries … the Cyr wheel: ‘I’m about as supple as an ironing board’

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I love the circus. The first time I took my infant sons – their chubby faces bathed in multicoloured lights, tiny minds blown – we emerged to find a freak snowstorm had transformed the car park into a hushed, white wo...

Emma Beddington tries … sword-fighting: ‘I have the upper body strength of cooked spaghetti’

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I recently learned there is a Bake Off equivalent for sword making: Forged in Fire, an epic struggle between (almost exclusively) men and hot metal. Each episode climaxes with the show’s Paul Hollywood figure testing ...

Emma Beddington tries … fell running: ‘It’s like dragging bags of cement uphill – only the bags are my legs’

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My favourite part of childhood summer holidays with my dad was our trip to the Yorkshire Dales agricultural show, a respite from his usual gruelling regime of mountain walks and examining dead fauna. Between prize ram...

Amo mi nuevo jardín, solo desearía que no viniera con una pandilla de gatos del vecindario

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Me he estado preguntando por qué nadie come alpiste en la parte delantera de la casa.: mi esposo tiene la respuesta. Recientemente me envió una imagen con la leyenda "Este es el motivo".: tres gatos musculosos colgados sobre la pared, pulgadas de mi ....

Los abrazos y los restaurantes han vuelto, y no estoy listo. Así es como planeo hacer frente

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Desde que nos mudamos de casa, nuestro perro anciano ha perdido la cabeza. Un mes después, ya no entiende puertas, nos persigue ansiosamente y permanece de pie durante horas, cuidando su cama. Es, creo, lo único que reconoce de su o ...

Forget Line of Duty. I have found a show that brings me hours of primal joy

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Appointment viewing is a different prospect in Sweden. The nation is not glued to AC-12 interviews with an officer one rank superior. En lugar de, each spring for the past three years, the state broadcaster Sveriges Telev...

The hero of the Thames reminds me of the man who tried to save my mother’s life

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I keep thinking about Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole, who died trying to save a woman who had fallen into the Thames from London Bridge. Por qué? God knows, there is enough death to think about. Más que 3 million global Covi...

Después 26 years of baldness, I still miss my hair. But I have new hopes of a cure

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A new Harvard study has confirmed the link between stress and hair loss, giving hope it could be halted or reversed. The researchers identified that the release of stress hormones suppresses a molecule, Gas6, involved...

Need a lesson in fragility, transience and loss? Try this virtual pet

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My heart swelled painfully with the pathos uncovered by Twitter user @mollybackes in the phone game Bird Alone. En eso, you befriend a parrot that asks you thoughtful questions (“What makes you happy?” “Do you ever fee...