Category: Humour


Alcohol kills brain cells slowly, but that never bothered me because I’m not in a hurry.” ~ Anonymous

My post today is a second response to Inconvenience Stores from Weekly Prompts, RDP’s Pareidolia and Fandango’s Treatment.

I’m not particularly enamoured with shopping, especially the queuing element, but since the convenient introduction of supermarket self-scanning a few years ago, my supermarket shop has become a more efficient and expeditious experience, providing of course that I don’t have a huge trolley full of groceries; however, the most advanced machine to be installed appears to have received some rather unique treatment.

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RIP Lord Beari of Bow – Our Loss

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”  Winston Churchill. 

It was with sadness that we learned this weekend that Brian, Lord Beari of Bow had passed away.  

I wasn’t intending to write a tribute; I was going to re-blog doesitevenmatter3 until I remembered Carolyn’s site was private.

Lord Beari and Coco

A few of us stayed in e-mail touch with Brian during his recent heart illness, and as time went on, with his daughter Sarah. We knew the end was coming, but it doesn’t make it any less sad.

I know some of you will have read a few of Brian’s comments on several of my pages. Therefore it seems fitting to share our loss. Read More…

The British Way of Parenting!

“I tucked my kids up in bed and said, “night night, see you in the morning,” and then we laughed and laughed and we saw each other sixteen more times before sunrise” ~ unknown!

The midweek Word Prompt over on GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Tough Love!

During a recent trip to the Mall, GC witnessed a young child fall over. The child appeared to be knocked out for a few seconds, but his parents showed little or no concern. His mother, after hauling the child to his feet, continued chatting on her mobile (cell phone).

Was this tough love or simply indifference? We asked our readers to form an opinion.

When it comes to parenting, we all have our own way of doing things, what one parent believes is tough love, another will regard as being too soft.

We think much of it depends on our culture and where we are from, and importantly, the hand we are dealt, in other words, the kids we are given!

I enlisted a little help from the late cartoonist ‘Giles’ to showcase the British way of parenting. Read More…