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Jennifer O'Connell fears she can't give up life's little luxuries - like hot water, a welcoming light and fresh food.

5th May, 2012
'In these days of knit-your-own austerity packages, you'd sooner admit to smoking marijuana on the school run than to using the tumble dryer'.

I fear I can't give up life's little luxuries - like hot water, a welcoming light and fresh food.

I've got a sneaky little midweek habit. Occasionally, when no one else is around, I even indulge on the weekends. So far, I've managed to keep it quiet, but I think my husband might suspect. My children, thankfully, are too young to notice, but their childminder is definitely onto me.

Sometimes, when I'm working from home,...

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