100 Ways to Survive Hallowe’en

You know the drill. You’re going about your life, everything seems to be going fine, and then suddenly bad things start to happen. I don’t mean “Car broke down right after I got laid off” bad things. I mean, “Dead bodies are piling up and there are all sorts of things slinking around in the... Continue Reading →

We do not negotiate with terrorists… just toddlers!

Oh so funny and oh so true!

Staying Sane as a Mummy of 3

The sucky bits- Part 3

In my pre children smug phase where I made a list of all the things that I definitely would not be doing as a parent, negotiating was right up there with ‘not watching too much TV’ and ‘only buying wooden toys’… All three are going swimmingly!

I’d see hassled looking parents frantically trying to persuade their children to put their trousers back on in the frozen food aisle of Morrisons by waving a Freddo frog under their nose and would vow that I would never buy into this back and forth of bartering, bribing and negotiating! It was going to be my way or the highway! I would be right- they would be wrong and they would do as I said! I was a nob!!

By 9am I have done more deals than a typical London Stock broker does in a career! There are days…

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What’s in a name?!

Hmm… we had lots of discussion about three of my four children. I seem to remember that my wife, my mother and my girlfriend won in every case. I give up!

Staying Sane as a Mummy of 3

I was driving along the other day, listening to the usual bickering in the back of the car when I stole a glance in the rear view mirror. There, looking back at me, were our beautiful, high spirited offspring, George in the centre, flanked either side by Esme and Ted. It got me to thinking how different our lives could potentially have been…

I don’t mean if we’d decided to not have children at all! Oh no sir-EE! I couldn’t begin to imagine what life would be like without them; gallivanting to restaurants or the cinema whenever we fancied, holidaying in exotic places with choices based on our desire to see the world rather than where serves chicken nuggets, popping out on a whim with nothing more under my arm than a debit card, a key and the feeling of gay abandonment! As far as I’m concerned, a life where…

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Just for you this time of year, a little punny

Mommy was so cruel! ...and one for my trekkie friends... ...not poriticary collect... They're always showing the Sound of Music at Christmas! ...a joke I can always count on getting a laugh... ... got you with this one! NSFW ... and one for the maths nerds I've met people like her... ...so cute, so funny!... Continue Reading →

Love? Actually….

It's nearly Christmas and some things are traditional. Like Christmas movies, Die Hard, Scrooged and, inevitably, Love Actually. I know some people find it a poor film but we are all entitled to our opinions and, for me, this is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever written. It was actually the most rented DVD... Continue Reading →

Oor Billy

Funny how things are connected.   I was watching a panel game show last night where two pairs of impressionists compete in a series of comic challenges.   Rory Bremner did a short sketch on the great Billy Conolly and this made me remember this fine comedian.   He is one of the few people who can make me... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Fun

Some fun cartoons to lighten the mood.   My favourite cartoons through the decades were Giles cartoons, so much so that I was always excited to get the annual compendium of Giles as a Christmas present.   This one is perfectly juxtapositioned with a new female Dr Who and the rushing onset of the festive... Continue Reading →

Being a man – 29 October 2018

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about DIY. A five day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You can go to the bathroom without a support group. You can leave the motel bed unmade. You get extra credit for the slightest acts of thoughtfulness.... Continue Reading →

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