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‘These aren’t my real teeth!’: seven readers on their scariest and silliest homemade Halloween costumes

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I wore this look to a Halloween house party in 2004 – it took me about two months to grow the sideburns. I have no idea what my work colleagues thought I was doing with my facial hair, but I never cared. I based the p...

Readers on their memories of 9/11: ‘I think about how lucky I am every day’

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Most people who were old enough at the time remember where they were on 9/11, as live TV images of the attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC were beamed around the world. For Americans, the 20th annivers...

‘What’s the fuss? No fuss!’: readers on their electric vehicles

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The government’s climate spokesperson, Allegra Stratton, has said that a diesel car suits her better than an electric, citing the time it takes to stop and recharge on a long journey. Five Guardian readers talked abou...

‘A wild pony stamped on my tent!’: seven readers on their first camping experiences

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After 18 months of lockdown and seeing nothing but buildings and city life, I needed to get away. I’d dreamed of visiting the Outer Hebrides for years and decided to take the plunge in May 2021, walking and camping so...

‘I had a crush on my sexy manager’: seven readers on their summers of love

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After just one week of living in New York, the city locked down, and a summer of love seemed unlikely. I did go on a series of virtual dates, with around 20 guys over four months; some were funny, kind and smart, and ...

‘One hell of a party’: readers on their albums of 2021 so far

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‘Beautiful but devastating’: Livia, 23, student, Glasgow I discovered this album during quarantine and was floored by its honesty. It is a beautiful but devastating collection of introspective songs addressing religi...

‘It has the feel of a little local pub!’: Guardian readers on their extraordinary DIY sheds

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This is my pandemic project: a garden pub shed, called the Doghouse. It is custom-built from timber with a Firestone rubber roof. Lockdown finally gave me the time to build it and I tried to reuse or recycle materials...

‘I found a snake in the toilet!’: Guardian readers on their holiday disasters

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We went on holiday for Christmas to a friend’s parents house in Marlo – a village in Victoria, Australia. We got there on Christmas Eve to find the only shop was pretty bare – so Christmas lunch was a frozen turkey ro...

‘Alice the rat was so special’: readers on their brilliant, beloved pet tattoos

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Alice was a double rex rat we adopted from the local RSPCA. She was such a special girl and we had a great bond, so she was the natural choice for my first tattoo. Sadly, Alice died earlier this year, so I’m getting a...

‘Throw the ingredients together with reckless abandon!’: Guardian readers on their tastiest foolproof bakes

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We moved house when my son was 12 and a new friend arrived with this lovely cake – still warm – from his mum, who kindly shared the recipe. This is Cameron’s chocolate banana cake, which knocks all others into oblivi...

Readers give their verdict on AO.com’s customer service

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Thanks to all of the readers who answered last week’s call for feedback on buying electrical appliances from AO.com. There were plenty of positive experiences from readers who had made multiple purchases. These includ...