Opinion and First Person

 

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In common with many journalists, Patricia regularly plunders her own life for material. Although you won’t find her indulging in tabloid-style confessionals (and her children remain, at their insistence, firmly off-limits), she’s usually willing to reveal some less than flattering observations about herself – for the right fee, of course.

Patricia is rarely short of an opinion, too, and will sound off on most topics, on demand and on time.



Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The Daily Express

Why a relaxing spa just stresses me out

Enforced nudity and hamfisted therapists mean a day of pampering can terrify.This article was discussed on ITV's Loose Women www.itv.com  Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The Dalily Mail

I hate my useless hairdresser (so why do I still tip her?)
After three bottom-numbing hours, the hairdresser held up the mirror for the final ‘ta-da’ unveiling of what was meant to be my sophisticated, sexy new look. My cascade of beautiful, flame-­coloured hair had vanished and in its place was a tumble of knotted, muddy brown locks. Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The Dalily Mail

Don't tell me you love me when you don't
Last week I was having a perfectly cordial chat with a friend on the phone. Not my best friend, but someone who I liked a lot and enjoyed meeting for tea. We pencilled in another date and as I went to ring off my friend called out the words 'I love you'.  Read more...

Freelance journalist Patricia Carswell writes for The Daily Express

Why we should hang on to our teenage diaries

"Please do not read the contents", reads the cover of one of my early diaries in a neat, rounded hand. "If you do, the consequences will be grim." Read more...

 Freelance Journalist Patricia Carswell
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