Getting three grandsons, a grandpa and a grandma into a middle-sized family car is turning out to be a bit of a problem.
A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of judging public toilets for excellence and, at the other end of the scale, for ghastliness. The best and worst were awarded Boggies.
New school year - what will mums and dads be wearing?
Exam glory or disappointment? As students receive their A-level and GSCE grades, here’s a bit of perspective.
I-Spy books are 70 years old this year - did you spot that?
As The Beano celebrates its 80th year, Lynne Mortimer looks back at the kids’ comic which has entertained generations of children.
Sooty, the glove puppet has been entertaining children for 70 years. Lynne Mortimer is privileged to have met him.
It was our first time looking after all three small grandsons overnight... so that’s what it’s like to be up with the lark
After the loss of a Chuckle brother, Lynne Mortimer pays tribute to the great comedy double acts.
There have been more stories of a rift between the Duchess of Sussex and her father but what can you do when it’s family?
It was Jackie, then Cosmopolitan, followed, until its demise, by Punch. Teen mags, women’s issues... and then anything for a laugh
Lynne examines her lack of a sense of humour
Look lovely for your husband... why not massage his feet? (Reasons on a postcard, please)
A seven-fold increase in applications for citizenship EU countries has panicked Lynne Mortimer into looking for lost ancestry
In her official capacity as grandma of the winner of the obstacle race, Lynne gets to go to the school fete
How the school summer holidays work
A Cure for World Cup Fever
World Cup: over. Now we can reflect on what we’ve learned.
Sharing knowledge with one’s grandchildren is one of the joys of being a grandparent but be careful what you tell them – things keep changing and where you used to be right, you may now be wrong.
Lynne watches her grandson star in the school play.
July 4 is America’s Independence Day - here are ways to celebrate our Special Relationship
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