AIDA AUSTIN: My sister's new house - A UFO called ‘Domestos’

My London sister has just moved into a new apartment with her girlfriend of two years. My mother is thrilled that my sister “is now finally settled with a partner who is not only nice and wholesome but also understands about things like expensive storage solutions, cleaning services and Pledge”.

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AIDA AUSTIN: 'All anyone seems to want is stability and all they get instead is sex-and-go'

Cornwall. My mother and I are sitting upstairs in a small café, looking at menus. My mother orders the carrot cake on the condition that I will finish it if she can’t.

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AIDA AUSTIN: The point of being alive is being alive. Anything else is just made up

CORNWALL, it’s 10am, my mother’s house. 

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AIDA AUSTIN: My husband strips off to his waist and jumps into disaster with two feet

Day trip. Part 2. 1.30. My husband and I are below deck in a ferry boat cabin, chugging across the harbour towards an island famous for its subtropical gardens. 

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AIDA AUSTIN: Road trip, part one

Road trip, part one: Last weekend, my husband and I took off on a day trip. Up the west coast on a whim we went, following what felt like the road to freedom in warm, balmy air, returning 10 hours later, our minds as smooth and untroubled as freshly laid eggs.

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