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The Last In A Three-Part Series Of Excellent August Happenings. (Although It’s Only Noon On 31st. So – You Know – There’s Still Time)

Lovely Thing Number Three

I’m very thrilled and honoured to be one of the panel members at Mumsnet Blogfest. I’ll be on the panel talking about better story-telling, along with Sarah Crown, A L Kennedy and Lionel Shriver.

Or, as I am persistently hearing it in my head, I’ll be on the panel talking about better story-telling, along with SARAH CROWN, A L KENNEDY and LIONEL SHRIVER.

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Mumsnet Blogfest takes place on 9th November in King’s Place, near Kings Cross, London, and the speaker line-up is absolutely stellar. It’s going to be a sell-out (not because of me, obviously, but it definitely will) – so get your ticket quick before they all go.

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Yesterday afternoon, while working very hard and not in the least bit conducting idle displacement activities as a substitute for actually getting words down on the page, Mumsnet circumstances beyond my control required me to click onto the following webpage:

Persun wedding dresses 3

Reasonable site structure, pretty dresses, models who look both beautiful and plus-sized, five minutes looking at potential wedding dresses for fellow Mumsnetters duly frittered, okay.

And then I read the lead-in copy:

Persun wedding dresses 2

“You must have been bothered by failing to get a plus size wedding dress to match with your fat body shape. Persun.co.uk will solve your problem and help you greet the arrival of the wedding. Plus size wedding dress on Persun.co.uk, you will never be regretful to get one. Welcome to our online store!”

That’s a direct transcription, by the way.

I don’t know an awful lot about selling wedding dresses, but I’m pretty sure the phrase “your fat body shape” doesn’t usually play a central role.

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