Doris and Bob

Most folk tend to write nice things about their parents after their death,  I thought I’d write about my mother, Doris whilst she is still alive. Occasionally I get asked questions like why I like to break rules all the time and why do I call my mother Doris and not mum. There is a […]

What makes you smile? (Part deux)

Hopefully you will already have read ‘what makes you smile’ posted the other day but it just occurred to me, that’s what makes woman smile, at least from my own experience but what happens if I switch things around, I wonder what makes men smile? If I see a woman carrying some flowers I don’t […]

Stranger in a Strange Land: Part Seven

For a ‘slight’ change of format, this blog entry of Stranger in a Strange Land is not going to be about me banging on about my travels around the States, nope, this is gong to be about Barack O’bama’s (yes, that’s the proper spelling) visit to Ireland and England and Stranger in a Strange Land […]

What makes you smile?

OK, have noticed a certain trend in woman, let’s see if any of this sounds familiar. If I’m walking down the street carrying a bunch of flowers, nearly every woman smiles upon seeing them, you can almost see them thinking “some woman’s a lucky bugger”  or more likely “some poor sods in big trouble and […]

CDC: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse

Ever wondered how do I prepare for a zombie apocalypse? I’m pretty sure that’s a question that keeps you awake at night. Fear no more, the nice people at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have got it all under control, I thought this was a fake or a wind up but apparently not, […]

How To Speak Fluent Norn Iron; Part Five

And yet another in my series of how to edumacate all you’s lot inta how to spake Norn Iron; “Me gutties is neuked.” My trainers/sneakers are leaking. “I’m sick to my stummick luckin’ at him sittin’ there with a face like a cowl poultice.” The long version of “he’s a miserable sod” “She has as […]

Judgement Day, All Stock Half Price.

Apparently the world is going to end tomorrow – or at least Judgement Day will kick off tomorrow morning at 7am. and straight from the horse’s mouth; http://www.familyradio.com/ This is a bit of a bummer for various reason, number one being of course do I do a big shop tomorrow morning or just get enough […]

Birth pains?

(Let’s have some fun) Was chatting to a (female) friend this morning about whether men are better at handling pain or woman are better. I was present at the birth of my two beasties and let me tell you, pain? pain? child birth is nothing compared to how hard my hand was squeezed!, I spent […]

Universally Challenged?

Was listening to the radio this morning and there was a competition on, the bloke who had called in needed to answer five general knowledge questions to win a trip to Norway. Question one was ‘what other name are the Aurora Borealis known as?’. Amazingly the bloke didn’t know the answer, I’m shouting at the […]