Category Archives: Domestic bliss

The human face of high-profile parenting

‘Home Alone’ scenarios can happen to the most responsible of parents.  Been there – almost.  It’s simply called being human. I don’t propose to pronounce on David Cameron as a politician or pass comment in any way on his policies … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in the supermarket

There’s a price on my head.  But I have to check if that price is right or if I’m on special offer. One of these days, I’ll be found in a bruised and lumpy heap in a supermarket aisle.  Crazed … Continue reading

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A pair of Christmas muppets

Who knew that 50p could buy such twinkly, sparkly, Muppety memories? The other day marked a little anniversary for me.  Thirty three years ago, myself and himself headed for Dublin and launched an assault on the jewellery shops.  Sometime around … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it, Miranda?

Happily, love seems to feature high up on the modern woman’s relationship wish list.  Now… if only you can keep your demon mother away from it. A few years back, an acquaintance of mine with a daughter (her only child) … Continue reading

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Currying favour in the dinner Olympics

When it comes to culinary talent and expertise, some have it – and some don’t.  And some go at it with a shovel and a galvanized bucket… If myself and himself were ever to find ourselves on that awful TV … Continue reading

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