Painting The Town Tartan....

Painting The Town Tartan....

He didn't like it one bit, especially when I dragged him into the changing room and forced him to try on six budget shirts and four pairs of combat shorts. He grumbled, exhaled many a loud puff of air and reached for his phone which I had to snatch out of his mitts and eventually confiscate. 

We left the shop with three massive bags filled to the brim with jumpers, shorts, a hat, gloves, T-shirts and some nice new socks; plus new jams and hoodies for the kids as standard. My husband was in bad shape.The colour had drained from his face as had the balance of his bank account and he insisted that the only way to restore his depleted levels of joy was to hit the pub.

And so off we went for a pint. 

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The REAL Fairy Tale Of New York

The REAL Fairy Tale Of New York

Santa then bragged about his contract renewal with Coca-Cola, the new line of Thorntons chocolate Santas that were hitting the shops and the fact that Asda, Tescos and Sainsburys were now devoting aisle 3 of their stores to sell his merchandise from as early as the end of October.

That fat, lazy old bastard!

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16 Things That Are Likely To Happen This Christmas

16 Things That Are Likely To Happen This Christmas

. "These Brussel sprouts are wonderful!!", an elderly relative will say.

Yes they are, but only because they have been smothered in garlic and have had 2lbs of fried crispy bacon thrown on top of them just to disguise the fact that they taste of human guff.

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Does Your Child Have The X Factor?

Does Your Child Have The X Factor?

Some people are destined for fame. Right from birth they just seem to have 'it', the 'thing', the 'X-Factor' or whatever one calls it.

Macaulay Culkin had it....so did Michael Jackson. Dakota Fanning and Miley Cyrus also had it, as did Drew Barrymore and Britney Spears. The fact that some of them seemed to lose it is neither here nor there, they still started out as child stars, found International fame and made their fortune before they even hit puberty.

So how do you know if your child is the next Macaulay Culkin? Or the next Miley Cyrus?

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