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Country dweller to urbanite: Why I made the move and why BBC3’s This Country is spot on

Hanging out in a playground where the only entertaining structures were two sad swings and some dangerously high monkey bars, returning home from jumble sales with Debenhams carrier bags stuffed full of home-made woolly octopus toys and jars of Fruit Salad sweets, rooting around the fields hunting for the soggy paper carcasses of exploded rocket fireworks in November or the…

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Genius! Why this Cotswolds mockumentary is one of my favourite TV shows EVER….

My bowl of home-made sweet potato soup, (a little on the spicy side if I’m honest), has been delicately splashed by a small tear of laughter falling down my right cheek. The reason? As well as doing some soup-slurping, I’m using my lunch hour to greedily devour the new series of This Country and have just watched 20-something, skinny-framed, Kurtan…

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Why working with Tara Palmer Tomkinson was frenzied, frustrating but always fun.

I’ve done some funny things for work; had my hair cut by David Beckham’s sister Joanne, propped up the bar with Larry Hagman aka J.R. Ewing and visited a sex shop in East London to talk to slightly embarrassed and disarmed customers about their recent purchases. However, one of my most entertaining jobs was a stint writing Tara Palmer Tomkinson’s…

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Rosie’s back in Coronation Street…hurray.

Lip gloss. Check. Crop top. Yup. OTT accessories including weird headband possibly on upside-down? Why of course! Oh the glamour. It can mean only one thing: Rosie Webster is back in Weatherfield. After five years away, tonight Kev gets a double whammy when his youngest Sophie returns to the Corrie cobbles with more than a giant Toblerone and a bottle…

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