Dec 30, 2016
Good people still managed to make their magnificent marks in the shitstorm that has been 2016. Margaret Cabourn-Smith gives them a roll call.
Aug 11, 2016
Saturday is Middle Child Day. Do they really need a day of their own? Well, says Margaret Cabourn-Smith, when else do they get to be the centre of attention?
Jun 21, 2016
Margaret Cabourn-Smith explores the idea that when it comes to stages and screens, what we see translates into what we expect to get. And more often than not, when you’re a woman, that’s not enough.
Jun 14, 2016
Despite its many, many shortcomings, Margaret Cabourn-Smith would still like to take a moment to sound a celebratory horn in the name of public transport.
Jun 07, 2016
Ever wanted to apologise for something but don’t know where to start? In a regular series where our writers atone for their past sins, Margaret Cabourn-Smith is sorry for the time she let her duffel-coated self down.
Feb 02, 2016
While accepting that showers and baths are generally a wonderful thing, our resident slattern Margaret Cabourn-Smith has a confession.
Oct 27, 2015
Despite not being a vegan (and being confident those who eat a plant-based diet are more than strong enough to fight their corner) the moderately principled Margaret Cabourn-Smith would like to see them applauded a bit more.
Oct 01, 2015
Our resident slattern Margaret Cabourn-Smith has enlisted outside help. But she may be putting too much faith in the life-changing powers of a stranger’s feather duster.
Jul 16, 2015
In her regular column Margaret Cabourn-Smith lays her slattern-ness out for all to see. In this instalment she turns her attention to the woman behind the mess.
May 07, 2015
As the polls flip their door sign to ‘OPEN’, Margaret Cabourn-Smith says she’d happily see a nanny state step in if it meant the hundreds of food banks could flip their signs to 'CLOSED'.