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Christina Kenny

Freelance journalist and writer

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.

On Being Mistaken for a Pregnant Lady on the Tube

How could this be happening? ... I'd lost a lot of weight over the last couple of years and am now a size 14 (the slimmest I've been since I was 14). But that's obviously not good enough if I look pregnant. And not just a bit pregnant - enough to make two sober and presumably rational adults assume that I am pregnant enough to need to sit down on public transport. That's, what, like, seven months?
12/08/2014 17:13 BST

Who Are All These People Washing Chickens?

Chickens are ALREADY clean! we raved. It's not like the bird, once plucked, is allowed out to roll around in the dirt one last time! Chickens aren't carrots - they're not sprayed with pesticides prior to sale! What are you LIKE, you crazy chicken washers?!
19/06/2014 11:03 BST

Eurovision Final 2014: The (un)Official Scorecard

It goes without saying that levels of excitement among those of us who take this kind of thing seriously have become dangerously high. Parties are being planned, continental snacks purchased, national anthems practised and costumes obtained.
08/05/2014 22:52 BST

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

It's ludicrous that otherwise sane, rational people can invest so much emotional and financial capital in a day that they know is designed to fleece the consumer. More ludicrous still that we persist, despite the fact that everyone - single, attached, or 'it's complicated' - has a terrible time on Valentine's Day.
17/02/2014 13:07 GMT

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

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...
12/01/2014 22:45 GMT

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

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...
07/01/2014 17:01 GMT