When I wrote “Mum Skills from the 70’s” I had no idea that I would get such a great response. Whether it was people reminiscing how they too were left in the pub car park with a bottle of coke and a packet of crisps; or that they were allowed out all day with the freedom to play. And oh […]Read more
Back in the day, in my teenage years, my best friends and I loved singing.
We also loved Take That.
(For my American friends: Think ‘New Kids on The Block’; or for younger friends; ‘One Direction’)
My two friends and I were actually pretty good singers and thought that maybe we could crack our way into showbiz one day, and become pop stars. (And meet Take That!)
Back then, this was not a realistic goal at all. It was the era when record labels ruled the world and X Factor did not exist. There were no “make me a star, Simon” shows about in those days.
There was no twitter or facebook. Pop stars were totally inaccessible. This made them appear even more famous because they were seemingly less real. Magazines and TV shows were the only way to learn anything about your “future husband” (ahem, Robbie Williams) *Translation: Mark Wahlberg/Harry Styles*Read more
“Because I said so” didn’t cut it then and it still won’t now. Is it wrong to compare employees in the workplace with kids? Just recently, I’ve found myself doing that. Over the years, I have seen some childlike behaviour from people at work. Some has made me laugh (like when you laugh at the naughty kid at school) and […]Read more
I found this week’s Prose for Thought prompt, textures, more challenging than usual; given that my default poetry style is comedy. I generally only share the amusing poems I write and keep the others private. But in the name of sharing, (sharing is caring), here is my Prose for Thought entry: If textures were feelings.Read more
Ant and Dec would be proud. My 7 month old daughter does an amazing impression of a contestant on I’m a celebrity get me outta here!Read more