On Beauty and Rejection

September 10, 2009 1 comment

I left Chicago with a stack of magazines for the eight-hour flight back to London. The glossy pages were filled with images of smiling women with smooth skins and flawless complexions. Do these faces have their place in everyday reality? Surely I cannot be the Western world’s only woman over 30 who has succumbed to…

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Are the odds stacked in favour of ‘gold diggers’?

August 26, 2009 0 comments

I have been fortunate enough recently to attend two horse racing events. I love the races, even though I’m not much of a gambler. The sleek lines of the beautiful horses, the roar of the crowd, everyone dressed up to the nines; intent on having a really good time and celebrating the King of Sports. A…

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Any Questions? By guest blogger Robin Charrot.

August 4, 2009 0 comments

I have noticed that many new visitors arrive at this blog after entering questions about their predicaments into Google. I asked Cheshire divorce lawyer Robin Charrot if he could help out with some answers. how to act in court For most court hearings, you will not play a speaking role. However there are still a…

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Caravaggio, ethics and the divorce courts

June 8, 2009 0 comments

If anyone knew every type of human condition, if anyone felt every type of emotion, and had the gift to show his feelings so nakedly to the world, it was Caravaggio. Fast forward to the 21st century and last week in the High Court we saw the human condition, once again at its absolute worst.

Can women have trophy boyfriends?

May 8, 2009 0 comments

Is it time to grab your trophy partner? “Tell me,” asked Mrs Merton famously to the glamourous Debbie McGee about her well-known magician husband, “what was it that first attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?” The image of the not so stunning but very wealthy Paul Daniels flashed into everyone’s mind and the audience…

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Accepting and celebrating your life choices

April 20, 2009 0 comments

  Don’t dwell on what can’t be changed Like many people I’ve taken advantage of the Easter break to take a much-needed holiday. Unlike previous years, my time in Eilat – a stunning Israeli resort town on the banks of the Red Sea – was spent relaxing poolside. Because of the ongoing knee saga, walking…

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First Wives World

April 7, 2009 1 comment

I was asked if I would become a regular columnist for the leading online divorce portal First Wives World. It is a popular website, and I was delighted to accept the invitation.