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.

  • Food

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

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    Long Reads

    The big problem with those blowjob and miscarriage headlines

  • Books

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

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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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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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Life

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

Because life is too short for new friends

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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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“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

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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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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32 awesome Christmas gifts for pets and pet lovers

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

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

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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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The Christmas cracker all gin fans need on their tree

You should probably just keep this one to yourself

People

Kelly Clarkson’s Carpool Karaoke proves she can sing anything

The most mundane of queries in musical form

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