Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the danger of the school run.

Child safety and the future of mankind. I have written before about the hardships of life as a grandparent, but with our granddaughter soon to start school, there is a new hurdle to face. And I don’t mean the fact that she knows everything already.   Having...
How to publish a children’s book in one simple lifetime.

How to publish a children’s book in one simple lifetime.

So, you want to publish a children’s book? They say everyone has a book inside them, and that’s often where it stays. As Pink Floyd said on Dark Side Of The Moon: Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines. But, sometimes, it’s...
One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan.

One small step for Nan. As Tim Peake hurtles around the Earth faster than a toddler on blue Smarties (other sweets are available), the nation is swept by the biggest outbreak of space fever since NASA’s Skylab fell back to the earth. At the same time as Tim was...
Why you will never know how to understand women

Why you will never know how to understand women

The secret of how to understand women. Much has been made about the inability to understand women. There are many different theories about this, and suggestions range from them being of a different species, to coming from a different planet, to having smaller brains....
What they never tell you about giving birth.

What they never tell you about giving birth.

A behind the scenes account of giving birth. Giving birth is a testing time, and an emotional roller coaster of a ride for all concerned. Fortunately, there is a plethora of blogs covering just about every aspect of pregnancy, labour and motherhood which can answer...
The TV Dads guide to parenting

The TV Dads guide to parenting

The TV Dads guide to parenting. Fathers. Love ’em or loath ’em, either way, you have no say in the selection of your father, and you are stuck with him for life. Fathers come in all shapes and sizes, as does our affection for them. As a child, your daddy...
What are you getting up to this Easter?

What are you getting up to this Easter?

Wake me up before the breakfast show show. I have always had trouble with sleeping. Not getting there, but getting back, which is why I need an alarm to prevent me sleeping through till lunch. In recent years, I have found the best solution to be an alarm that turns...