Category Archives: Humour

The Glorious Gifts of Being a Grandparent

(A heartwarming look at what it’s really like😊) “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Alex Haley Grandparents are so precious. I have such fond childhood memories of my own grandparents – particularly belly laughing with my grandma and admiring the […]

The Lowdown on Lockdown Life…

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…And the Perils of Pandemic Parenting What a bizarre and unsettled world we’re living in right now. Lockdown life has been thrown upon us, ensuring that we’ve all had to become rapid experts at things like Zoom, washing hands and sourcing toilet paper. And of course, pandemic parenting. Having to spend 24/7 with your children, […]

Peachy Poetry – Part Two

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(For Perfecting Playfulness) Yes it’s back! By popular demand (thanks mum…), MORE Peachy Poetry, this time for Perfecting Playfulness! (And if you’re thinking What Is Peachy Poetry? – then check out Part One for a full explanation of the genre and numerous early examples.) But first, how do you define playfulness? And perfect it?? People […]

The Present-Day Christmas Story

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(with a bit of help from the Queen, the Grinch and Joan Rivers…) “At this time of the year, our thoughts turn towards…” …well our dear old Queen, in her yearly Christmas Day speech, would have us thinking it’s the Commonwealth. However (correct me if I’m wrong) I’m not sure that that’s the first thing […]

Pants on My Head 😱 – The Perplexities of Parenting

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When my youngest boy Charlie was 5, he came home from school to tell us that the teacher had shut him in a dark cupboard to ‘learn about death’. 😲😲😲 Anyway, after some ‘gentle extraction’, we finally worked out that they had been learning about being ‘deaf’ and ‘blind’ and that the whole class had […]

Peachy Poetry – Part One

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(For Pointless Procrastinating…) Peachy Poetry? A little known form of the genre, invented circa 2019 by the poet (ahem) Alison Reddihough and dedicated to short, mostly rhyming musings about totally random things. Poetry that is… well, Peachy. And Pointless Procrastinating? Hey, don’t knock it! Pointless Procrastinating is underrated (as is Peachy Poetry). Both are a […]

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