Earlier every year

Is it just me or does the excitement about that festival in December get earlier every year? Mince pies have been available in my local supermarket since September. Festive adverts not only have big reveals but now start broadcasting in early November. And now the ultimate insult. My own family have fallen prey to it. Everywhere ...

Peppa Pig does The Walking Dead

It recently struck me that thee are quite a few unlikely similarities between the two TV shows I watch the most. Namely The Walking Dead and Peppa Pig. What could a compelling survival drama and an irritating anthropomorphic pig possibly have in common, I hear you ask. Well here's the evidence I've gathered so far. In the ...

Five lies my toddler tells

Amelie turns two later this month and has become quite the little talker. I love this stage of a kid's linguistic development. Partly because it's wonderful to hear them articulate their thoughts and partly because half of it is utter nonsense. As well as the scribble talk she comes out with when she doesn't know the ...