Monthly Archives: September 2011

Permission to fall apart Sir!

A popular TV programme “Dad’s Army” featured the hapless Corporal Jones whose catchphrase was “Don’t panic Mr Mainwaring, don’t panic”. This was usually in response to a crisis and his dithery behaviour gave the lie to his words. What do … Continue reading

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Peace at last!

So at last you have the house back to yourself. You can reclaim the TV or the radio, clean up the bedrooms, and savour a little peace and quiet. You’ve finished fighting over the choice of school shoes, found the … Continue reading

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Tigger loves Tinkerbell

You may be wondering what on earth this title is all about! My daughter, her friend and I were sat in a restaurant by the sea yesterday afternoon enjoying a late lunch. Our eyes were drawn to an aeroplane flying … Continue reading

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There’s always a teaspoon

Have you ever noticed that there’s always a teaspoon in the sink when you’ve finished the washing up? Even when you didn’t use one? I find the shiny culprit buried in the soaps suds, no matter how thoroughly I checked there … Continue reading

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Apples of gold

We all know the old rhyme “Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” Sadly for some the opposite is true, their spirit has been crushed by words someone has spoken to them. Words have … Continue reading

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