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Microwaving tea

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No televised election debates

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Spring Bank holidays

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Using a proper paper map

Strangely satisfying

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    Nov112010

    THE MIDDLE CLASS HANDBOOK: JAMIE OLIVER’S ARMY – STEPH’S GOLDEN RULE OF GOOD TASTE

    The principle of ordinary-with-a-twist runs deep with Matt and Steph. Their aspirations for their children are in some ways timeless – they want them to be well behaved, well mannered, and kind – but, far more than their parents, they would also like their kids to be creative. More than anything, it’s this creativity and individuality stuff that differentiates Matt and Steph from their solidly middle-class mum and dad’s generation. Both sets of parents aimed to appear respectable, reliable and reasonably well-off but Matt and Steph, while not rejecting those values entirely, also see kudos in self-expression – though they are wary of anything so out of the ordinary that it might invite ridicule. Creativity and individuality are important to them, but they also like the neighbours to think their house looks neat and tidy.

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