For many years now Royal Mail Postman Pat Clifton was the man you could always rely on in Greendale. He was the glue that held the community together, the face of officialdom that could be relied on to being the post whatever the weather. Not only did he bring the mail he was often there […]
I’ve just driven back from town with my three year old daughter where we went to get a birthday card for a friend of hers and some groceries. Out of nowhere Kitty started the following conversation, which I though was well worth relating to you verbatim… Kitty: Daddy, how did you and mummy Lanie make […]
Cbeebies is full of very strange programmes. Take Numberjacks for example. This appears to be a remake of spooky 70s show Sapphire & Steele albeit with the eponymous heroes replaced with CGI talking numbers that live inside a sofa. Then of course there’s Waybaloo a show about dwarfish Buddhists with speech and learning difficulties, which […]
One of the great joys of being a parent of a three year old is the mad stream off chatter emerging from them. Granted if you’re not in the right mood it can be tiring – our daughter readily admits “I can’t stop talking daddy” – but on the whole it’s hugely entertaining hearing the […]
There are signs that the “That’s Not My…” baby touchy-feely book series has run its course. It looks like the authors are running out of ideas. The evidence being the following extract from the next planned edition.
I see quite a bit of the output of Cbeebies and on the whole most of it is very good. But Bob the Builder is just nonsense. The talking construction vehicles I can live with. But why the bleeding heck is there an annoyingly-voiced talking scarecrow in the show? Bob the Farmer would be bound […]
The Channel Four programme Bringing Up Baby (open in a new window/tab) has been a real hit in our household, bringing much merriment for four weeks here to our family. The show featured several families all trying to look after their newborn babies following one of three childcare philosophies. These were the 1960s “mummy knows […]