The way that we talk, the way that we walk, it’s there in our thoughts…

Remember that riddle that goes something like this? A boy and his dad are involved in a horrific road traffic accident involving a giraffe, a kangaroo, a 12-string guitar and Biff Byford. They’re taken to hospital and the boy’s just about to be operated on when the surgeon exclaims, “This is my son!” How is […]

I’m gonna slice a lemon in two and when the charcoal’s burning bright, we’ll be there, in heaven…

I usually have an aversion to the word ‘infographic’ but let’s not go there today. Instead, take a gander at the results of a survey done by Great British Chefs as part of their ‘Get cooking with kids’ campaign. I have to admit I don’t cook with Amélie as much as I should do, and […]

Maybe I’ve forgotten the name and the address of everyone I’ve ever known, it’s nothing I regret…

The Guardian has an article consisting of readers’ greatest regret as parents: Our parenting regrets | Life and style | The Guardian. Here is a selection of readers’ tales of sorrow, embarrassment, time wasted and love left unexpressed. It’s masterfully compiled, certainly with the ordering of the first two stories. This kind of article can easily […]

Praise the grammar police…

It’s a linky-type post today. Given the horrific English demonstrated in that opening sentence, it’s only appropriate that I’m linking to a trio of posts on language. The first article is actually from an American site, The Atlantic: For Whom the Bell Tolls – The inexorable decline of America’s least favorite pronoun. “‘Whom’ simply costs language users […]