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‘The ground is unstable but there are pleasures all around’ – goodbye to the joy of small things
For three years, this column has been looking for sources of quotidian joy in the darkness. As it comes to an end, what tiny delights would other writers nominate?

Hannah Jane Parkinson, Philip Pullman, Yomi Adegoke, Tracey Thorn Phil Wang

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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I love a good gossip | Hannah Jane Parkinson
Whether it’s about football transfers, relationship scandals or Westminster feuds, gossip is a glorious tool of social bonding

Hannah Jane Parkinson

10, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The week in TV: 9/11: Inside the President’s War Room; Vigil; Stephen; The Hunt for a Killer
Chaos and candour align behind the scenes of Bush’s war on terror; Suranne Jones dives deep; and a fine new Stephen Lawrence drama is hard to watch

Hannah Jane Parkinson

05, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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I adore the calm of an English village | Hannah Jane Parkinson
The wood-panelled pub, the narrow streets, the clean air – give me a tiny village for my holiday any day

Hannah Jane Parkinson

03, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I may never be cool again. And I’m cool with that | Hannah Jane Parkinson
One of the best things about growing older is leaving behind that teenage fear of liking things that are uncool

Hannah Jane Parkinson

27, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I relish a good Freudian slip – that revealing giveaway of the tongue | Hannah Jane Parkinson
It has become a term for a general gaffe, but the true joy is in its original form

Hannah Jane Parkinson

20, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A flash of a badger, a brazen fox, an angry bull – why I love a really wild show | Hannah Jane Parkinson
I could well end up as one of those people mauled to death in an attempt to get a selfie with a tiger

Hannah Jane Parkinson

13, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Bielsa’s Bucket: the awesome power behind a Premier League icon | Hannah Jane Parkinson
Aside from the odd sight the Leeds manager provides, doesn’t sitting and squatting like that for so long hurt?

Hannah Jane Parkinson

08, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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I used to think life was too short to read the same book twice. Not any more | Hannah Jane Parkinson
I’m planning to reread the books I once loved, hoping they’ll reinvigorate me at a time when all our batteries are flashing low

Hannah Jane Parkinson

06, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Summer is upon us, the world is opening up – get me to the beer garden | Hannah Jane Parkinson
They are the crowning glory of the pub experience, and the British dedication to them is proud-making

Hannah Jane Parkinson

30, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for… the standing ovation! | Hannah Jane Parkinson
We have been denied crowd and audience participation for so long, and absence makes the heart grow fonder

Hannah Jane Parkinson

23, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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When is it best to send me flowers? Any day ending in a ‘y’ will do | Hannah Jane Parkinson
I love, love, love receiving them, especially when there is no occasion

Hannah Jane Parkinson

16, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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