• GOOD GUYS – WHERE ARE YOU?

    This is a bit of a follow-up article from my last one (to all the girls out there – you need to read this). I haven’t written in a while, but I’ve got this sudden urge to write about something that has been bugging me. And my question is...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I can’t stick to my New Year’s resolution…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How can I stick to my New Year’s resolution this year? Dear reader… First of all, let me apologise for my absence last week! For those of you who don’t know – last Tuesday was my BIRTHDAY! Honestly, so many unexpected things happened. To cut a...
  • 8 ways to gift more ethically this Christmas

    Look for gifts made out of natural materials. Gifts made out of natural materials are a great alternative to plastic and other man-made substances. Mabboo.com uses sustainably sourced bamboo to make everything from boxers (yes, boxers made of bamboo!) to sunglasses to phone cases. Great gifts, especially for those...
  • Estate Agents and How to Complain

    Ombudsman; what a lovely word… not for a dyslexic who has been working for four months and spent the first two of those trying to learn how to spell it, never mind pronounce it (Om-buudz-man). Ombudsmen or redress schemes offer free services to consumers who feel they have been...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I’m looking for someone to kiss under the mistletoe…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How do I make sure I have someone waiting under the mistletoe? Dear reader… First things first, you do not NEED anyone waiting under the mistletoe. When our Messiah Carey famously said, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, she was singing about herself! That’s right:...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I’m broke and still need to buy Christmas presents…

    Dear Auntie Carol, Any cheap Christmas present ideas for family? I’m strapped for cash and need some inspo. Dear reader… You know, Channel 4 originally asked ME to do their Christmas special. Yes, that’s right – Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas was originally meant to be Carol’s Handmade Christmas! But I...
  • Dear Agony Aunt: I’ve got a cold…

    Dear Auntie Carol… How do you deal with a bad cold? Dear reader… “The Carol Cold is so much MORE than the common cold – just like Auntie Carol is so much more than the common person” What you first need to understand is that colds occur on a...