Apr 18, 2017
Who even knows how to measure success anyway? Margaret Cabourn-Smith sensibly reckons truly ‘living the dream’ includes embracing life’s ups and downs, lock stock and mistake-ridden barrel.
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.