Amy Swales

Amy Swales is a freelance writer who likes to eat, drink and talk about her dog. She will continue to plunder her own life and the lives of her loved ones for material in the name of comedy, catharsis and getting pictures of her dog on the internet.

Staffordshire bull terriers are named as our favourite dog breed

“Adopting a dog was one of the best decisions I ever made”

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  • Life

    The Princess Diaries 3 is all your Hollywood dreams come true

  • Life

    The awkward person’s guide to surviving the work Christmas do

  • Food

    How to throw dinner parties in small spaces

Latest Stories

  • Life

    “Bizarre” invitation prompts heated debate on wedding etiquette

    A happy couple has riled up the internet by adding two unusual requests to their ‘save the date’ card

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  • Food

    Our kind of cauldron: darkly delicious Halloween cocktail recipes

    Jacked-up Negronis and chilli-laced concoctions

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  • Life

    The most useful things to say to a friend going through miscarriage

    If you’re lost for words, there are two it’s easy to start with

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  • Careers

    “How an accidental career became my dream job”

    Stuck in a rut at work? Take inspiration from the women who stumbled into their dream jobs

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  • Food

    The sparkling wines to swap your prosecco for

    Well, if the experts insist...

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  • Food

    The stoneless avocado has arrived on the UK high street

    Avocado, but not as you know it

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  • People

    Angelina Jolie on the importance of realising not everyone will like you

    Especially when you’re the boss

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  • Christmas Gift Guide

    32 awesome Christmas gifts for pets and pet lovers

    Stylish, cool and unique festive buys for the dogs, cats and owners in your life

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  • Life

    Facebook suspends female users for “men are scum” posts

    One banned comment included the phrase “fragile men feelings”

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  • Life

    The Voice star denies sexually assaulting female friend

    “What she and I shared was a close friendship for a period of time… She never said no to what we chose to do together”

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  • People

    Pamela Anderson says “victimhood feminism” hinders the conversation on sexual assault

    She has refused to apologise for saying Weinstein's accusers could have done more to protect themselves

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  • Life

    This is what Brock Turner is using to appeal his sexual assault conviction

    His team say the term “dumpster” prejudiced the jury and he did not receive a fair trial

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  • Life

    Your dog is twice as smart as a cat, and this study proves it

    Yep, it went there

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  • People

    Bette Midler describes being drugged and groped by TV host

    “He and his producer left the crew in the other room, they pushed me into my bathroom”

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  • Food

    The Christmas cracker all gin fans need on their tree

    You should probably just keep this one to yourself

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  • People

    Kelly Clarkson’s Carpool Karaoke proves she can sing anything

    The most mundane of queries in musical form

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  • Life

    Read this powerful post on self-love by someone who grew up in the public eye

    Jonathan Ross’ daughter was body-shamed on the internet at the age of 13

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  • Fashion

    The 5 denim styles to try in 2018

    Don’t be alarmed, but you might find a new favourite staple

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  • Fashion

    Stella McCartney calls for change in “wasteful, harmful” fashion industry

    We're buying more stuff, but getting fewer wears out of it

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  • Life

    This Beyoncé angel is what your feminist Christmas tree is missing

    Festive Bey, Hillary and Serena can now adorn your tree

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