Wednesday 17 January 2018

Claudia Connell: The sordid truth is that I like to keep it clean

'Maybe all those fumes from the cleaning products have killed off the part of our brain responsible for high achievement'
'Maybe all those fumes from the cleaning products have killed off the part of our brain responsible for high achievement'

WHAT turned the woman who kept her home a pristine temple of domestic order into a shameless figure of scorn?

Forget Bikram Yoga or Zumba, there’s a new sport that is fast becoming very popular among middle-class women. You may overhear talk about it in fashionable coffee houses, you’ll certainly read about it on internet forums. Anybody that takes part should be warned that it can all become very heated and hostile. For participants, there’s only one rule: you must play dirty.



I’m talking about the game of “competitive domestic slovenliness” in which women of all ages – although typically they tend to fall into the 35-50 bracket – take it in turns to boast about how untidy their houses are.

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