I’ve just got Boy Three ready for bed. These inefficient ablutions usually involve a lot of splashing and some bubbles. This time he spied a mini bar of soap brought home from some hotel or other. “Wazzat?” he pointed. “Soap,” I unwrapped it for him. It must have been there years. He was baffled. He […]
Is there ever an excuse for bad manners?
My boys aren’t angels, far from it. They have more than their fair share of rude and revolting moments. But today one of them was greeted by an adult’s appalling ignorance. Boy Two and his little friend G were playing one of their endless and elaborate games in the garden. It involved a trampoline and […]
Typo Tv – 60 Inuit Makeover
There’s a television revolution coming. Forget X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell is so last week he’s not even the new black any longer. Actually the lovely Julia must take the credit. She started it with a tiny keyboard stumble and created 60 Inuit Makeover. Much, much better than the original and would […]
Is love in the air today?
Roses are red, crocodiles are snappy, He might not be perfect,but my Panther makes me happy… OK so it’s not going to win any literary prizes, but it’s sort of the spirit of the day. Eh, Snookums? Fluffy bunny-bum? A dozen red cliches and some scratchy pants.Valentine’s Day is clearly a load of commercialised tosh […]
How I’m Turning Into My Mother
Other things I’ve learned. I’m definitely Turning Into My Mother. Today I was pondering the items to add to my shopping list and considering that I probably should just by twice as much of the things that won’t go off – toothpaste, shampoo, maple syrup.“What’s wrong with that?” you may ask. On the face of […]