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Granny Jane, aged 67, is a very cool friend and cash-is-cool columnist. Check out her amusing observations and rants here!

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Parenting: Don't Be Hard On Your Children - Or Yourself.

I listened to discussions today on TV about the impact of alcoholic parents on their children. I would …

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Women's Rights: Where? When?

A lot of rubbish is written about women's "rights". There are 195 countries in the world and …

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Of Course Having Children Makes A Difference

Apparently, Andrea Leadsom didn't mean to say that having children gave a parent a bigger stake …

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Lets Have Floods - Of Honesty.

Watching on TV so many ladies of my age again being rescued by boat from houses …

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Hilary Clinton - A Leader In Waiting No Longer?

The United States has not had a female President since inception. To date, apparently, no mere woman …

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The Boat People - Leaving Lands Where Hope Has Died.

The tragic pictures from just off the coast of Sicily earlier this week highlighted the plight of …

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Plumpton: Here I Come.

I am not at all grumpy today  because I am off to wonderful Plumpton racecourse. Plumpton has …

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FGM - We Need To See Lengthy Prison Sentences.

Female Genital Mutilation is one of the great scandals of our time. This barbaric act is estimated …

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Divorce - Don't Split Your Money With Lawyers!

Now that Legal aid for divorce has disappeared, there are some interesting scenes being acted out …

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Elderly Care Is Poor - And What Do We Expect?

Poor care for the elderly will again feature on the Panorama programme tonight. Ever before the screening …

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Who Could Be Grumpy Today?

It is really not possible to be grumpy today. As I look out of my window to the …

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Spare A Thought For Paltrow ; She Does.

Gwyneth Paltrow has lost a husband this week . She has also made few friends by …

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Crown Persecution Service?

I am the first one to stand up for women - but sometimes we really do …

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Don't Allow Yourself To Be Badly Treated By Saucy Hollande.

President Hollande of France does not exactly look like a "Ladies Man". Somehow seeing him astride …

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For Girls, Confidence Still Big Issue

In many ways, life is better for women in the UK than it has ever been …

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Time For Queen To Step Down?

Being a Gran myself, I know all about the difficulties in getting the balance right between …

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Local-It Just Isn't The Same.

I don't consider myself old-fashioned but I am certainly not young any more. As you can tell …

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Living Long,Living Well?

We are on average living longer than we have ever done before.Girls have a year or two …

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Here Comes Royal Ascot!

My favourite racing event of the year is about to take a bow - yes, Royal …

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Rollovers? Only For Lotteries!

I love a little flutter on the Euromillions Lottery, especially when the prize is up to …

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Retire And Die?

As a growingly old person myself, I am staggered at the decision of the Pope to …

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Burgers Not At The Races

I have always had vegetarian tendencies - but living without the occasional bacon sandwich would definitely …

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Kate's Baby - Girl Talk

It is lovely that Kate and William are having a baby. They seem a devoted young …

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Nadir of Nadine

I like independent ladies. I am one myself.  However, sometimes we girls don't help ourselves. Take …

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65 Not Out

I am delighted that it has now been recognised that those of a certain age still …

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Birth Control - Or Manslaughter?

I am a firm believer that there are too many children on our planet. Like their parents, …

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Poverty? Not My Problem!

I have to say that I have never found politicians attractive but the current bunch are …

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Prince Harry And The Girls Eager To Join The Cue?

The manoeuvres Prince Harry was on in Las Vegas did not seem to come from any …

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Money Matters - But Freedom Matters More

These days , the most noteworthy aspect of marriages is how they end. Access to children is …

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Religion and Poverty

I have just been listening to the "God Slot" on BBC Radio Four. Some songs say it …

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Ladies' Tennis - The Game's Up

As you might imagine, I am a great champion for our sex. I demand equitable treatment …

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The Childish and The Cynical

I was at Royal Ascot last week. I love the horse racing but I love the dressing …

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Getting the Hump with Eurovision

I watched last week's Eurovision Song Contest because I had nothing better to do. Correction: I THOUGHT …

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Democracy means rule to consent; consent to inequality

This website sings the praises of cash - and quite rightly. First and foremost, if you have …

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Adopt new policies for UK adoptions

I was reading last week about another actress who has decided to adopt a baby. This got …

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Flights of fancy - but no cheer

I love what in my days of innocence were called "the pictures". "Movies" is the more …

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If you have a dog, walk it

It amazes me how many professional dog walkers there are these days. Of course, in one way, …

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The Lady - Silk or Iron

Over the Christmas period, I went to see the film about Aung San Suu Kyi, the …

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Women winning

There has been quite a lot of publicity recently about the fact that no women made …

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A bitter pill for Pro Life?

The Pregnancy Advisory Service is recommending that women stock up with contraceptives, including morning after pills, …

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It is enough to stop you smiling

We girls like to have our secrets. My secret was always my figure. While I may have …

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It is the BHA which needs to be horsewhipped!

You will have gathered from previous blogs of mine that I like my horse racing. Actually, I …

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Age of Austerity?- not whilst the poor stay that way

Being the age I am, I have lived through many "economic cycles". In fact, in my …

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Schools should throw pupils a lifeline - not out!

I was always a little lazy when I was a schoolgirl. I felt that there was …

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The Mother Load

I travel a fair amount. They say travel broadens the mind. Sadly, I have found it also …

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Dress (non) Sense

It was a lovely Royal Wedding recently and I think the new Duchess Kate seems like …

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Staggering Stella

I often skim through a copy of The Grocer on sale in the newsagent where I …

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(Slow) Motion Pictures

Did you know that I love the cinema? I first started going when I was about …

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Times Are Hard For My Namesake!

One of my fav shops way back in the 1970s was Jane Norman. By then I …

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Interest Rates Unchanged - NOT LIKELY!

Every month now for as long as I can remember, the Bank of England worthies who …

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Cash IS Cool - and saves money!

As you know, I enjoy my little jaunts to foreign parts. Of all the wonderful …

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Saturday TV

I stayed in on Saturday - what a mistake! TV was truly dreadful, culminating in an …

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Horsing Around Again!

I took a rest from my tipping last week- the shock of my first fancy trailing …

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My First Tip!

Isn't this exciting! My first ever racing tip on Cash-is-Cool! Before I give it, let me …

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Horse Sense?!

This week Grumpy Granny tells us all about her love of Royal Ascot and her penchant …

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Cash is Cheap (and Cool!)

Grumpy Granny shares her love of cash, and lets us all in on the inside scoop …

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Happy Holidays?

Grumpy Granny talks Bank Holidays, Beaches, and Brighton... Valueing as I do …

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The Price of Economic Miracles

This week our very own Grumpy Granny shares her musings on a recent visit to China...   I …

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Earning Your Crust, Betraying Our Trust.

This week, grumpy granny holds forth about the national job shortage, and encourages us to look …

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Tax Me If You Can!

This week, Grumpy Granny speaks her mind on the planned petrol tax rise, and suggests that …

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Our freedom to grow up... Or stay young

Grumpy Granny discusses free choice for the younger generations and her own Peter Pan attitude... Like every …

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Cash is my friend, young man!

Grumpy Granny puts the world to rights this week and hits back at Visa’s talk of …

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The Joys of John Lewis

Grumpy Granny tells us why John Lewis is her favourite place to spend her cash! Like Morse...I …

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Racing Certainties

This week Grumpy Granny gives us the lowdown on the Ladies’ Day at the Races! I’m a …

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The Wonders of Westfield

Can you imagine Grumpy Granny in a Topshop frock or Kurt Geiger shoes? Us neither, but …

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Toodle pip to the most depressing month of the year and hello to February!

Grumpy Granny celebrates the end of January and discusses the payday woes of the most depressing …

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Plastic? Only For My Cosmetic Surgery!

This week Grumpy Granny talks about cutting up her cards and the highly topical issue of …

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I've seen it all before!

This week Grumpy Granny introduces herself and tells us why she's seen it all before… Hello …

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