If you really must have 'a life' girls, leave it till the weekend | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 30 December 2012 The 2011 UK Census found that men are no longer the main breadwinners Who is going to be worrying about the bills that plop on the mat over the next few weeks For once, remarkably, my own peculiar lifestyle choice – to have been richer than my husband – segues nicely into the results of the 2011 UK Census. It found men are no longer the main breadwinners, an astonishing leap: my mum never possessed a cheque book, let alone a paid job. A leading union stated: ‘Employers need to acknowledge the fundamental importance of family-friendly policies as women continue to take on the burden of domestic work and childcare.’ Oh dear.
It may seem dim, but turning off our street lights is a bright idea | UPDATED: 23:13 GMT, 28 November 2012 Light up: Roads have been necklaced by a string of viciously bright streetlights lately We live near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. It is a classic English market town, church spire pointing to heaven, its pretty collection of historic buildings picturesquely framed by a landscape of wooded hills and ploughed fields.