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Better Latte Than Never

by | 3rd, November 2003

‘IT’S hard to put all of Donna Air’s achievements in one short passage but OK! is brave enough to give it a shot.

‘And a fried slice for table two’

“Donna wears cashmere cardigan, £149; jeans, £35, by Per Una; vest, £12, and bra, 12, £12, both by MW,” it writes.

So far so very good.

But Donna is nothing without her little sidekick, Freya, who, though asleep, is doing her best to ape her mother’s considerable milestones.

“Freya wears sleepshirt, £12 (pack of three); and cashmere cardigan, £30… Freya wears dress, £23 (comes with cardigan); top, £16 (comes with dress); and tights, £10 (pack of three).”

At this rate, Freya will soon be overtaking her mother. But Donna is not resting on her laurels. And so it is: “Donna wears cream sweater, £55, by Betty Jackson for Autograph.”

Life happens at a frightening, thrilling pace for the former Byker Grove actress, who since leaving the children’s show has pulled on enough cardigans and vests to make your head spin.

And it’s made her wise beyond her years, a corset wearer, so to speak. Who but a wise old bird like Donna could know that her “daughter’s feed is more important than what people think”?

It’s a stance that led to Donna unbuttoning her cardigan and opening the milk station in a public eatery only the other day.

“When a child needs feeding you’ve got to feed them right there and then. All that matters to me is her health and her happiness. A lot worse things happen in cafes!”

Like being a celebrity mum and not being noticed, for one thing.’

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