One night, not long ago, I dreamed of Alan Rickman. Continue reading I Dreamed of Alan Rickman
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
A mother is tucking in her daughter and kissing her goodnight. Continue reading What day of the week was I born? Child asks Mother
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?
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…
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
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
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
Love in a Library
Our eyes met
In the self-help section,
For Dating in a Recession.
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