New Year resolutions are easily made and generally short lived. Ros Dodd reckons we should stop beating ourselves up.
Birmingham’s Nick Holzherr didn’t win The Apprentice – but he’s whisking up the business Lord Sugar rejected anyway. Ros Dodd talked to him.
Ros Dodd reports these will be only the second brood of osprey chicks in 400 years in this area of Wales.
Ros Dodd talked to City TV’s Debra Davis – Birmingham City Council’s former public affairs chief.
If you can relax and unwind in a “bustling” atmosphere, then Whittlebury Hall is the spa experience for you, says Ros Dodd.
Ros Dodd interviewed Ashley Blake shortly after his release from prison in 2010
Former BBC television presenter Ashley Blake has spoken of his “deep sense of unfairness” at being handed a two-year jail sentence for “accidentally” wounding a teenager
Here’s a few predictions for what the coming year holds for us all….
“The X Factor is over for another year – but the sniping goes on.” writes The X Factor’s top, number 1, biggest, greatest fan of all time, Ros Dodd
As William promises to make an honest woman out of Kate, Ros Dodd is disquieted by the fact the Prince isn’t ringing the changes
Ros Dodd puts her head over the parapet, again…… I’ve done what might prove to be a very silly thing: I’ve applied to be a contestant on Come Dine with Me, the wonderfully addictive C4 show that pits four (or five) dinner party hosts from the same town or city against each other to bag a £1,000 prize.
Ros Dodd says Fry’s right……. The thing is (and even though he claims he was misquoted – don’t they always?), Stephen Fry is right. Women don’t like sex. By which I mean – and which, I presume, he meant – women don’t like the kind of sex men lust for – anonymous, no strings attached, furtive couplings.
Ros Dodd has a request…… Can I, first of all, beg you to set aside judgement over my choice of television viewing: I know it’s pretty low-grade, but it gives me pleasure.
It also gives me a lump in my throat and, at times, eyes that are far from dry. I’m talking about X Factor, that cornucopia of talent, tantrums and tears. Little of the first, you might argue, but certainly bucketfuls of the last.
Ros Dodd’s column…….. “(David Miliband’s wife) did not accompany him to a private room to hear the news first, but was sat immediately behind him in the main hall when the result was flashed to the rest of the delegates.”
A series of vicious assaults were committed every day for a week in Telford earlier this month – but only in the name of education!
Ros Dodd’s column….. I’m not a big fan of the phrase “count your blessings;” it sounds patronising and doesn’t make people feel a whole lot better if they’re profoundly down about something.
Failed grower Ros Dodd discovers there’s more to unripe fruit than just chutney…there’s cake:
I gave up growing tomatoes a few years ago after a particularly disastrous summer when I spent weeks watering and nurturing my plants, only to see half of them succumb to blight and the rest stay resolutely green.
This week I spotted a variety of our feathered friends – including a green woodpecker – pecking away in two apple trees just beyond the edge of my garden.
Ros Dodd’s column…. On Monday morning, I read a typically clever and very funny piece by Guardian columnist Charlie Brooker about how the arrival of Google Instant, a search “enhancement” that shows results even before you’ve finished typing, had proved “the final” straw….
TV gardening guru Alys Fowler relocated to Birmingham from London for six months.