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Kate Bellamy

TV and features writer online and in print

Kate Bellamy is a TV and features writer online and in print in Ireland and the UK covering pop-culture, contemporary women's issues and TV.

Kate grew up in Essex but now lives in the Irish countryside. She loves words, watching television and wearing natty jumpers. She's worked for magazines and online and this year was shortlisted in the Vogue Talent Contest for Young Writers.

Deciphering Dating, Part Three - Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus

<em>Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus</em> is probably one of the best known dating manuals there is, putting the, "sorry what?" Into "what are they thinking?" Comparing men to rubber bands and women to waves, from the beginning it's clear this dating guide could use its own guide.
20/01/2014 13:43 GMT

Deciphering Dating, Part One - the Rules

To save you some time I have recently been immersing myself in the world of self-help and dating manuals, let's call it "research". So if you were considering buying one to help you in your search for Mr or Mrs Right let me help you out by examining some of the most popular, starting with The Rules
07/01/2014 11:07 GMT

Reasons to be Cheerful in January

Work is looming, bills will soon start to shoot sadistically through the letterbox. Could things get any worse? No, so here are some reasons to be cheerful in January - put down that sausage roll!
30/12/2013 13:12 GMT

How to Survive the Family Christmas

We're all mad to get home for Christmas because it is the done thing. We spend the rest of the year with these people, they've known us our whole lives, so why - on the one day everyone is meant to be happy - are we forced to swap cracker jokes with them over a dinner fraught with 'I wouldn't have done it like that' tension?
24/12/2013 17:29 GMT