Baby or Brexit?
Regular readers will know that I adored my two periods of maternity leave. For me they were magical, tender, life-expanding, wonderful experiences. I mean, they were also frustrating, exhausting and largely dominated by poop, but nonetheless, I remember them fondly (so much so that I wrote a book about it).
Shy Bairns Get Nae Sweeties
All parents have pet phrases. Some are inherited, echoing down the years, childhood memories long-forgotten till suddenly you hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth. I was appalled to catch myself recently telling my daughter to do something “Not in a minute, now!” It was like my late…
Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say
For some people, Madonna has been wrong all her life. Too sexual and outspoken when she was young, too muscly and still too sexual now that she’s older. But when she. first gyrated into my consciousness, Madonna couldn’t have seemed more right.