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LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I get a surprise gift

I texted my new admirer, P from Westcliff, to warn him that the column he is probably about to read is all about our...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which there’s a big birthday

As I write (a Friday in late June), it’s David’s birthday tomorrow. What’s the etiquette when you haven’t heard from someone for, ooh, two...
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LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I want my forever home

Over the past few months, like everyone, I’ve been staying at home – apart from walking my dogs and looking after my horses. And I’ve been going nuts....

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which my date gets postponed

It’s a small world, isn’t it? There’s a virus outbreak nearly 6,000 miles away and I am now unable to go on a date...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I make a fresh start

The tweet that has most resonated with me during lockdown has been the following: ‘You know how you used to begin an email with,...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I rate my past lovers

Just before lockdown, I went for dinner with a friend. Before the first course had arrived, she asked me, ‘What’s the best sex you’ve...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I try to tackle my anxiety

I thought I would use the time on lockdown to... Finish my second novel. Give up alcohol. Conquer my extreme anxiety. Progress report. I have...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I realise why I hate holidays

I was approached by a newspaper the other day to write a piece outlining ‘The holiday that changed me’. I suppose they’ve come up...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which an old flame is reignited

Bad news. Bad news. Odd news. Slightly nice news. I finally plucked up the courage to read the text from Australia. It wasn’t from...

LIZ JONES’S DIARY: In which I dare to dream big

When I was 11, newly enrolled in Brentwood County High School for Girls, we were encouraged to have a French pen pal. The teacher...

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