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.

  • How to really live in the moment, by someone with terminal cancer: Sarah Lloyd with her husband, Billy, and their son, James
    Long Reads

    What living ‘in the moment’ really means, by someone with incurable cancer

  • Charlie the rescue staffie
    Life

    “My dog helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life”

  • christmas party 2019
    Life

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

Latest Stories

having a miscarriage
Life

Miscarriage: what to say to a friend who is going through loss

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

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How it feels to be pregnant after having miscarriages.
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“Pregnant again after five miscarriages, and I’m scared”

“It’s hard to enjoy a pregnancy while checking for blood every single time you go to the toilet.”

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7 practical ways to support a loved one who is grieving

From helping with paperwork to preparing food, these simple gestures will show how much you care.

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Food

Gin types explained: do you know your Sloe Gin from your London Dry?

It's time to be a Mother's Ruin connoisseur

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The big problem with those blowjob and miscarriage headlines

These articles aren’t telling the whole story – and the repercussions could be damaging.

Books

The feminist backstory that will make you love The Moomins even more

Our love for Tove Jansson’s stories goes beyond adoring the charming characters

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Staffordshire bull terriers are named as our favourite dog breed
Life

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

As Staffordshire bull terriers are named as our favourite dog breed, one writer delves into why we have such a strong bond with our canine pals.

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Life

The Princess Diaries 3 is all your Hollywood dreams come true

Anne Hathaway has dropped some new details about the upcoming sequel

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Food

How to throw dinner parties in small spaces

Shoebox entertaining: making the most of what you've got

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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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“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

Food

The sparkling wines to swap your prosecco for

Well, if the experts insist...

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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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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

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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