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Blaise Tapp

BLAISE TAPP: The thought of mandatory budgie smugglers makes my blood run cold

There have been colder winters than this one, but I would wager that not quite as many have dragged on as long.
Opinion
Blaise's late great-uncle was a Dunkirk veteran

BLAISE TAPP: Our elders' fortitude has me pondering my legacy

Of the countless buzzwords to have been adopted by the masses throughout the 21st Century so far, few are used with such over-earnest relish as the phrase 'legacy'.
Opinion
Prince William could be a role model for people struggling to cope with hair loss. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

BLAISE TAPP: Thoughts of baldness are not worth losing your hair over

There was a right royal fuss last week when the modern face of our most famous family, Prince William, got himself a new haircut.
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BLAISE TAPP: Is micro-cheating the first dumb trend of 2018?

There must a point in everybody's life when they ask: 'I am not sure if I belong here anymore', as if the world has moved into a different gear and left them behind.
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Blaise has been working hard on his new year resolution

BLAISE TAPP: Is there a duller week in the year than this one?

The Christmas and new year break is fast becoming a distant memory, with the only reminder being the nearly empty box of Celebrations - if your house is anything like ours, there will be half a dozen tiny Bounty bars rattling around the bottom.
Opinion

BLAISE TAPP: Is it too late to rectify my biggest ever regret?

BLAISE TAPP: Is it too late to rectify my biggest ever regret?

Like most people I make a point of publicly claiming that I don’t have too many regrets in life. But that is the fattest of lies.
Opinion

BLAISE TAPP: <span>A mind-blowing year for historians of the future</span>

BLAISE TAPP: <span>A mind-blowing year for historians of the future</span>

It is hard to believe that it is exactly 12 months since the world and his live-in lover were penning the obituaries to 2016 - a year unlike any other.
Opinion

BLAISE TAPP: <span>Roy Wood’s dream would be our logistical nightmare</span>

BLAISE TAPP: <span>Roy Wood’s dream would be our logistical nightmare</span>

‘Daddy, why does this man on the radio want it to be Christmas every day? That would be really boring.’
Opinion

BLAISE TAPP: Festivities take many forms – for me it's Boxing Day footy

BLAISE TAPP: Festivities take many forms – for me it's Boxing Day footy

Christmas means something different to each of us.
News

BLAISE TAPP: Murs was doing what we do best in an age of panic

BLAISE TAPP: Murs was doing what we do best in an age of panic

Olly Murs and the words 'terror' and 'scare' are ones which I am sure have never before found their way into the same sentence. Until last Friday.
Opinion
BLAISE TAPP: 'Tis the season to be more giving to the lonely

BLAISE TAPP: 'Tis the season to be more giving to the lonely

We are not yet out of November, but it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Opinion
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BLAISE TAPP: There are bigger things to worry about than an ambulance blocking your driveway

We live in a world where we have plenty to be worried about – rising costs, stagnating wages, spiralling population growth, intense environmental pressures and the spectre of nuclear war.

Opinion
Tory MPs prevented a vote to lower the minimum voting age by two years. Picture: Shutterstock

BLAISE TAPP: Fearing a ‘lack of maturity’ in young voters is laughable

When we look back on our teenage years, many of us do so with a mixture of misty-eyed nostalgia and a hefty amount of disbelief.

Politics
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BLAISE TAPP: Trick or trite – why are we obsessed by halloween?

For those of us who grew up in the 1980s, there are many things which we fondly remember about our childhoods.

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