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Diary of a princess

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

A Future Queen's Diary . . . A Tour of New Zealand:

Husbands, definitely a game of too- hards

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Oi, I yelled through the lounge room wall at a slumbering Hubby on Saturday, "when's the last time we went anywhere together?"

My phoney new best friend

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I've discovered in the past week that I have a brand new BFF . . . my mobile phone.

That nagging feeling you 're getting older

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Does watching Paul Henry late at night make it feel a little naughty and risque?

Driven to the shops and around the bend

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I've forgotten what an accelerator peddle looks like.

Choosing a disgusting substance not easy

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tdn poo strap

OPINION: "Could you come up with anything worse than dog sick to slip on?"

Glory days

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You were 64, you told me, recently widowed and here with your grandson, who kept turning to inquire whether Granddad was OK.

A recipe for disaster?

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I was looking at my cat Keanu, when it occurred to me that he'd probably make quite a nice meal.

Long way from Coro St

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'It" was young, good-looking and supremely confident. I tipped my head sideways, screwed up my eyes and took another look.

A 'quick' trip home from work

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Diary of an unfortunate motorist in a notorious Northern Motorway traffic jam . . .

Phone ban dials up 24 hours of stress

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It seemed like a good idea at the time.

She's going nuts, but that's just a reality of life

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She sounded frantic, feverish even. I held the cellphone to my ear and asked her to keep calm and speak slowly. "Come to the toilets, Mum," my 16-year-old said, her voice edged with fear. "Come right now. Right. Now."

Truth, goodwill and honesty . . . yeah, right!

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TWENTY things you won't see or hear in 2014 . . .

A rare treat

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It was a nice Christmas card, painted by someone with no hands or feet.

Chance encounter that got under the skin

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It was 18 years ago; it was yesterday.

Xmas carousing spent cruising

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It's been 12 years since we stayed home for Christmas

'It's just a game'

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He looked at me darkly, that husband of mine. Hair standing on end, lips pressed tautly over crooked teeth

Shopping trips not productive

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We were out at the shops, trying to find the perfect party dress. I was 15 minutes into the task when I remembered my pledge from last year not to shop seriously with my 16-year-old daughter ever again.

Swotting . . . what does that mean again?

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It beats labour pains, teething, vaccinations and that first romantic heartache hands- down.

Halloween leaves sour taste in my mouth

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I woke up this morning, and I'm still disappointed.

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