Tuesday, April 26

How not to set a good example

Mr P returned from work today with the somewhat surprising news that he had seen a friend of ours engaged in the unlikely pursuit of running. At this news Bounce exclaimed "bl**dy hell" in just the right tone of surprise and sarcasm.

I am sorry to say neither Mr P or myself were capable of asking him not to use such foul language as we were helpless with barely suppressed giggles.

Wednesday, April 6


I think I have mentioned before my slightly cavalier attitude to deadlines and I'm ashamed to say this extends to birthdays. I have a great memory for dates and always know when a significant date is approaching but I have an uncanny knack of failing to do anything about it until too late. And since, even with the best will in the world and all my fingers crossed, Royal Mail sadly do not offer a same day service inevitably my cards and gifts are usually late. With some people this is a Disaster, an error of such magnitude that it may take weeks to recover but thankfully others are more sanguine about my failings. However, as it is my very bestest friend's (I say that knowing it will irritate her enormously) birthday today, I should like to wish her a very Happy Birthday and better luck catching the train home.


Monday, April 4


It was only as I started freewheeling down the hill, behind three children as easy to control as cats, that it occurred to me a flipperty skirt teamed with hold up stockings may not be the best cycling attire.