Category Archives: Laugh out Loud

Posts to make you smile, chuckle or actually laugh out loud

Learning to share: advice for the grownups

Tonight, I made my husband supper. This is such an unusual experience that really this post could stop here and now – right after the first six words: tonight I made my husband supper. But then you wouldn’t know where … Continue reading

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Mummy, I don’t like who I am

Bank Holiday weekend was spent at Grandma’s. Well a day and a night of it was. It’s almost the only chance we get for a lie-in while the kids go and bounce on Grandma’s only slightly arthritic legs at 7.30 … Continue reading

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No more home haircuts please Mummy

The boys in our family all like a bit of a laugh – though mainly I find they are funny unintentionally. Arguably the best way. None of that “long pause before the punch line” business. Anyway so today I notice … Continue reading

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“It’s so you!” or buying the right present

I’ve known my husband a long time and over the years have heard myself say, pretty much on an annual basis, “but darling, you’ve known it was my birthday for a whole year – ever since the last one.” It’s … Continue reading

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The ethics of asking for votes and the Brilliance in Blogging Awards

So someone, several someones apparently, have nominated me for a Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Award. I was really surprised and pleased of course. I’ve been nominated in the laughter category – the idea being I think that sometimes I write … Continue reading

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Mother’s Days – the harsh reality

  We enjoyed preparing for Mother’s Day, didn’t we children, starting with the screams and howls as the TV was turned off, so you could both write your prayers to read out in church during the Mother’s Day service the … Continue reading

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Deaf and Dumb or Sex in the swimming pool

Why do people go to the gym? To exercise perhaps, to make new friends or even to find a new significant other? Until yesterday I’d never thought about it – I would simply have said exercise. The only chance I … Continue reading

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“Burn granny burn!” Is the London Dungeons too scary for kids?

Is the London Dungeons too scary for kids? On Sunday with a little trepidation and my mother’s warnings ringing in my ears we took the children  to the London Dungeons. Mum had warned me, as only a mum can, that … Continue reading

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You’ve eaten Jesus!

Home from a party last night, we were sitting in the living room, the OH sipping from another large glass of red wine “just to round off the evening” when I look up from Top of the Pops 1978 (or … Continue reading

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“Mummy, Do you love David Cameron?”

We all have bed-time routines don’t we. For our kids if not for ourselves. So for mine it’s glass of milk and a story, teeth cleaning and straight into bed. There have been times when I’ve sung a lullaby – … Continue reading

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How many girlfriends does a boy need?

Had an interesting discussion with the children in the bath this evening. I should say they were in the bath, I was just paddling nearby, after a flannel fight got out of control. Me to five year old son: “So … Continue reading

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Pyjamas at the school gates

I love that parents have been asked by a head-teacher in London, not to wear pyjamas when dropping off or picking up their children from school. Now wearing pjs first thing- whether under your jeans or exposed- seems totally understandable … Continue reading

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