Going to get your hair done is seen as a relaxing and enjoyable experience. It's a treat. A little time away from the hustle and bustle of life, where you can kick back and read glossy magazines, look at clothes you can't afford and peep inside the lives of the royal family and Hollywood elite.
Au revoir, 'mère' and 'père'. The labels of 'mother' and 'father' have been removed from forms used in France's schools. France's National Assembly has made an amendment to the nation's School of Trust Bill which sees the term 'mother' and 'father' being replaced with 'Parent 1' and 'Parent 2'.
Are we losing our world-famous gift of the gab? In an attempt to save our traditional national pastime, a pub in west Cork has banned people from using mobile phones. Billy Fleming, owner of the Anchor Bar, in Courtmacsherry, has said that the locals who drink in his pub support his decision and that mobile phones have gradually killed conversation over the last few years.
It happens every January. You polish off the last Crunchie from the selection box and go to put the empty box in the recycling bin. You stare into the bin and think: "How in the name of God did I eat five full selection boxes and three packets of mince pies?"
IN a time when the leader of the free world has everyone holding their breath as to what he will say or do next, when Brexit is tearing our neighbours apart, and when the refugee and homeless crises continue to worsen, we all need a little magic.
The Leaving Cert results come out today - parents around the country are down on their knees praying (I'm praying myself for my godson). Everyone wants their child to do well, to get into whatever course they applied for. But not every child is going to be happy. There will be disappointed faces walking around - both children's and parents'.
Who's keeping house? Avocados, it transpires, are only the tip of the iceberg. Because according to new research, almost half of millennials are not only spending their hard-earned dosh on expensive brunches featuring the aforementioned fruit, they're also hiring cleaners to keep their compact apartments sparkling.
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