Category Archives: Bits and Pieces

Bits and pieces of miscellaneous silliness

The Concept of ‘Play’: It’s not just for Children

 

Lego_Color_Bricks
Image courtesy of: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Lego_Color_Bricks.jpg

Remember those carefree days of climbing trees and skinning knees? Remember pretending that your bear was a dentist or constructing entire communities out of playmobil or lego? Those were the days, eh? WRONG. These are the days. ‘Play’ is a concept that children have had ownership of for centuries. I’m here to tell you that PLAY IS NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN. Continue reading The Concept of ‘Play’: It’s not just for Children

Which Famous Philosopher Are You?

Plato, Fun with Depression
Image courtesy of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plato-raphael.jpg

Ever wondered what famous philosopher you are most like? Ever wondered if there is a link between your mind and some of the greatest intellectual minds in the history of scholarship? Well now there’s a quiz that can tell you.  Continue reading Which Famous Philosopher Are You?

A Decade known as the Noughties? Please, no…

Alex Proimos, Noughties, Decade, Head in Hands, Statue
Image courtesy of Alex Proimos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/proimos/4199675334/

We had the 70s, 80s, 90s and then, well, we got a bit stuck. What are we to call the decade that appeared fresh-faced and eager on the first of January 2000, soothing our fears of a Millennium technology meltdown, and retired triumphantly on the 31st of December 2009 after 10 years of loyal, untiring service? Continue reading A Decade known as the Noughties? Please, no…

How to Have a Happy Family

happy-family, Time Magazine, Fun with Depression, Satire
Image courtesy of http://www.time.com

I stumbled across an article today with a rather audacious title : How To Have A Happy Family – 7 Tips Backed By Research. The article included a picture of a typical happy family, which you can see above.  Just look at this family. They’re having a whale of a time.  Continue reading How to Have a Happy Family

The Stubborn Mule and the Easy-Going Duck

Stubborn Mule, Charlie Castor, Stubborn, Fun with Depression

As the Daily Prompt suggests, we seem to think of a stubborn person in the way that we think of a stubborn stain; both of which refuse to be ignored or to disappear quietly. Stubborn people hold onto their opinions steadfastly and with conviction. Whereas we tend to think of the easy-going person as a gentler soul whose statements are like breezes that lightly ruffle our hair.  But is being a stubborn mule a good thing to be? Continue reading The Stubborn Mule and the Easy-Going Duck

Dragon Loyalty Award

dragons-loyalty-award (1) Blog Award, Fun with Depression

Thanks very much to Cancer is Not Pink for nominating me for the Dragon Loyalty Award. It was very kind of you. I can only imagine that this is an expression of exotic, fiery and mystical admiration and/or a project to raise awareness about blogging dragons. Either way it’s all good stuff. Continue reading Dragon Loyalty Award

In Praise of My Mad Fat Diary Series 1

Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary, Mental Health
Sharon Rooney, My Mad Fat Diary

With series 2 of My Mad Fat Diary coming to British TV channel, E4,  in February, I thought it would be a good time to sing the praises of series 1, which came on air around this time last year. Continue reading In Praise of My Mad Fat Diary Series 1