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Prince Harry

Even republicans approve, surely?

Microwaving tea

Recommended by scientists, apparently. Disgusting

No televised election debates

Disappointing; we were rather looking forward to May vs The Sturge


Olivia Coleman = nailed-on Future National Treasure

Spring Bank holidays

Too close together! Very bad!


“I queued for THREE BLOODY HOURS at B&Q for a new recycling bin! The entire town’s in CHAOS”


To be listened to whole on a long journey for maximum effect

Using a proper paper map

Strangely satisfying

The “Flash” Flash ad

It’s back! Possibly the best ever singing dog in an advert ever

Crap tacos

Reheated, with too much chilli: middle-class kebabs, basically

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    Chattering class: This week’s who, what and why

    Attending opening of new haberdashery shop by Great British Sewing Bee contestant

    Ok, yes @LyzzyBee_Libro, yours was the most MC weekend ever

    Three-day weekend competitiveness

    Get ready to have the most relaxing yet packed weekend to talk about on Tues

    When and why did mini burgers served at drinks parties become ‘sliders’?

    Investigation launched, @RichardBratby

    Wedding websites

    Deeply naff


    Seems to be chosen destination for MC spring mini break

    LinkedIn profile pic tribes

    Was more of a thing than any of us realised

    Hen and stag weekends

    Please, enough. Time to return to one evening out getting hammered

    “Thanks, [name]”

    Standard email sign-off now, but we can surely do better

    Sending change of address cards in the post

    Lovely old-fashioned touch. Yes you do have time

    ‘Anna and Katy’

    Superb; just what we needed


    Chattering class: This week’s quips and tips

    Pizza cutters

    Should be hidden away in the loft unless you have Pizza Hut franchise aspirations

    Only buy rustic-looking loaves you can arrange on worktop. Who cares if stale. Will look fab

    @TheDailyOast’s solution to the overflowing breadbin issue


    It might be time for us all to get over this word

    Verdict on the increasing use of #hashtags and @ names on Facebook, asks @DavidJ_GF


    Royal Botanic Garden deemed ‘too middle class’

    Why on earth would grow-your-own-veg classes make it less so?

    Is it ok to switch seats when an ill person sits next to you?

    Yes, @zohebraza, but be subtle

    Dressing for the spring transition

    Complete nightmare; official uniform required

    “Bucket list”

    Enough of this! We agree, @catherinemack

    The new Winston Churchill fivers

    The slang ‘Winstons’ is sure to catch on

    Saying “slash” as a word meaning “or”

    Quite awful but definitely becoming a thing





    Is Marks & Spencer still Britain's top knicker shop?

    Too right it is

    Staircases in M&S stores emerging into ladies' whatnots department

    Not only at your M&S, @gardener_the

    John Lewis to sell broadband

    Thank the lord. Bye bye Virgin Media et al

    Lidl TV adverts

    Have tipped over from subtle to self-conscious

    Go the F**k to Sleep is being adapted into a film

    Going to be f-ing brilliant

    Billy goat meat

    The latest trendy chef's favourite - are we up for it?


    Very, very classy horror

    Tesco's sour cherry and pomegranate gummies

    No, @ianrossmowat, there is no more MC sweet flavour out there

    Jamie Oliver doing everything "from a height"

    Not clear what this actually achieves

    8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown

    Too much MC joy



    If you want something talked about, ask an MC

    Middle-class students are feeling out of place at former polys

    Bit embarrassing really

    Cross the road and walk on the other side (ie. run away)

    What to do if a stranger overtakes you but you then catch up (FYI @ten20thirty)

    Refusing someone's offer of hummous because you've got your own homemade stuff

    Self-loathing ensues (indeed, @jalbobble)

    Sophie the giraffe

    Everywhere these days (Heads up from @russyork)

    James McAvoy halting Macbeth performance to berate an audience member filming the production

    MCHB badge in the post

    Craft beer

    Achingly now

    Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea

    Utterly delightful

    Trying to live on 53 quid a week

    New MC fashion trend, reckons @headancer

    Tesco's whole wheat fusilli packaging

    Genuinely resealable and doesn't rip. A revelation

    Awkward Thatcher discussions with friends

    Been an exhausting week

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