Christina Kenny
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Christina Kenny is a freelance writer embarking on a second career in journalism. While she previously held a number of grown-up jobs with titles containing words like "executive" and "consultant", she now prefers to spend her time putting the right words in the right order. For money.

Christina also blogs over at, and you can follow her on Twitter @dfordalrymple. Click here to view her online portfolio - no, go on, click it.

Entries by Christina Kenny

On Being Mistaken for a Pregnant Lady on the Tube

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2014 | (16:34)

The first guy to offer me his seat was quite young. That raised alarm bells. Usually it's older gentlemen who leap to their feet when they see a woman standing (presumably for fear her uterus may be heading southwards in a drippy fashion).

I smiled a no and...

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Who Are All These People Washing Chickens?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2014 | (19:09)

It all started when the Food Standards Agency issued a press release warning people against washing raw chicken, to mark Food Safety Week 2014. What can I say? Those guys really know how to celebrate.

Chicken washing, they said, is a practice that can actually increase your chances of contracting...

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Eurovision Final 2014: The (un)Official Scorecard

(1) Comments | Posted 9 May 2014 | (00:00)

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 is nearly upon us. This year's final is on Saturday 10 May and comes live from Copenhagen - featuring last year's Danish winners, PLUS the beardy one off of Borgen!

It goes without saying that levels of excitement among those of us...

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Valentine's Day Is Over for Another Year - Thank God

(0) Comments | Posted 16 February 2014 | (21:39)

At last, Valentine's Day is over. Again.

It's just so predictable. No sooner is Christmas wrapped up do journalists fast-forward to the next big calendar event. Every year, commuters' reading matter veers from Santa to romance quicker than you can say 'January weight loss'.

Before you know it, it'll be...

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Re-Fresher's Week: Tips for a Student Prince

(0) Comments | Posted 12 January 2014 | (23:00)

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has just finished his first week as a mature student at the University of Cambridge. As a fellow mature student, I can tell Wills what he can expect from uni life...

Dear Prince William,

You don't know me, but I had a poster of you...

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How to Change Your Life: A Guide for the Faint of Heart

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2014 | (23:00)

Last year I did something very strange and out of character. I left a good, secure job (without even being asked to first) and agreed to give all of my savings to a university in exchange for them teaching me how to be a journalist.

In the four months...

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PHOTOS: London Traffic Sign Artbomber Uses Stickmen to Question Government

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2014 | (16:44)

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"The stop sign is a symbol of government imposing its will on the people. But in a democracy, we must have discussions. This is my way of making people question the government."

The words...

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