Hazel Davis

Hazel Davis

Hazel Davis is a freelance writer from West Yorkshire. She has two tiny children but the majority of her hours are taken up with thinking about Alec Baldwin singing sea shanties and the time someone once called her "moreishly interesting".


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Hey! Teachers! I’ll leave my kids at home

Hazel Davis and her fella have decided to home-educate their kids. In the first of a brand new column, she explains how it’s a learning process for all involved (and looks at house prices in Finland).
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Why I ❤️ paying tax

Hazel Davis is a firm believer that you get out what you put in. And that’s why she loves making sure she has a stake in the society she lives in – courtesy of the taxman.
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iFriends

Cybermates aren’t as good as real-life pals, right? Wrong, says Hazel Davis, who has forged some of her closest friendships online.
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Awesome old ladies of the festival

This year’s festival scene is simply bursting with silver stars, says Hazel Davis. *applause*
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Identity thief? Nah.

Pushing another human out of your fanny doesn’t mean you should lose all sense of self. Hazel Davis is not skipping lipstick, listening to kiddy tunes or letting parenthood affect her flat white consumption.
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How my ‘national service’ was the making of me

Prince Harry claims that 10 years in the army kept him out of trouble. Seemingly conveniently forgetting all the trouble he’s been in. But Hazel Davis thinks he might have a point about some form of compulsory giving-a-shit about your country.
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Why I ❤️ quitting

Never give up is a mantra drilled into us from childhood. Sod that, says Hazel Davis, who isn’t afraid of stopping what she’s started.
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Theatre review: King Lear

Brilliant touring company Northern Broadsides’ version of King Lear has Jonathan Miller in the director’s chair. Hazel Davis wishes he’d done more with the play’s women – and the company’s ‘for the people’ attitude.
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No armbands required

34 and unable to swim, Hazel Davis realised she was ill-equipped to save her kids from wa-tery danger. Here she explains how she became a splash act amid the old ladies.
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Woman’s best friend

Hazel Davis’s best mate is a man. What are you gonna do about it?