When I was a kid, my parents had clearly not read the parenting book that advised parents to “give your kids some freedom and space to grow”. Oh no, instead they had opted for the book that said “be very careful, absolutely EVERYTHING poses a potential danger to your offspring!”.
On the airport bus in Malmö a couple of weeks ago, I was seated in front of a group of twentysomethings whose clipped vowels betrayed their expensive education. I kind of filtered out the first part of their conversation which was all about where they’d been on their weekend in Malmö, but paid a little more attention when they started talking about their future travel plans.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that most children have a highly skeptical opinion of the value of eating vegetables. Everyone I know has a story about hiding their peas under their chicken bones to avoid eating them; or scooping pumpkin onto their sibling’s plate when said sibling wasn’t looking; or surreptitiously passing vegetables to their pet […]
Some nights I get home and all I can face cooking is a pot of pasta with olive oil and Parmesan. Or frozen fish and chips, oven-baked while I lie, semi-catatonic, in front of the TV. Or a can of soup. But then there are nights like last night when I spend most of the […]
Well, the heady excitement of Is My Blog Burning 5 is now, sadly, a thing of the past. But with my recent visit home to South Africa and all the fish I saw on the menu there (post still to follow, I promise), I can’t seem to get the fishy theme out of my head. […]
Well, despite all my good intentions, I have spent a week at home in South Africa doing NOTHING but relaxing and eating – and not blogging at all! I have missed it but I really have not had the time… But I do realise that I have SOME responsibility to the readers and my blog […]