• Life

    Forgiveness

    I have been examining my conscience, as is my wont at this time of year. I think perhaps because it is the season of peace and good will to all man, I start…

  • Family

    What’s in a name

    Tom and I nip to the shops, as ever his blonde curls and angelic face attract an elderly lady who proceeds to coo over him. ‘Treasure this time’ she says to me (they…

  • Food

    Christmas shopping lists

        Right, come on, look, you’re just going to have to do this, get your food for Christmas sorted. I KNOW, it’s just the beginning of December but then it will suddenly…

  • Family

    Prod

    Prod I don’t know if i’ve ever mentioned our neighbour before? I have started calling him “Prod” because it rhymes with his name and it just seems altogether more appropriate for the lecherous…

  • Family

    Simon and Fiona

    ‘Have you done the holiday Waitrose shop?’ David asks me one day, we’re about four weeks off our annual jolly to Cornwall. ‘Oh bugger, totally forgot’ I say, opening the computer and clicking…

  • Family

    The Shaggers

    Given all my gripes about our house, it has had me thinking about all the houses we’ve lived in, there have been a LOT. We are actually very lucky to live where we…

  • Family

    Team Todger

    We are at the post office. Irritatingly having to send back some espadrilles from ASOS that don’t fit. I’m a size 8 but their size 8 don’t fit. WHAT IN GOD’S NAME SIZE…

  • Family

    Planet Cornwall

    I am on desperate count down for holiday, I need to get away. I know I need to get away because i’m constantly teetering on a knife edge of telling people to cock…

  • Food

    Mrs McGregor

    I have been growing my own this summer. We inherited a sand pit, which seemed to become the local litter tray. I got so sick of looking at it, so this summer we…

  • Family

    Sex & Politics

    So Andrew Griffiths has resigned after cocking up and sending “text messages of a sexual nature” to two women, and by “text messages of a sexual nature”, I think it fairly probable that…