Stripey Overboard!

When you’re twenty two months old you can venture off north into neighbouring African countries in a kombi as long as you’re prepared and have the right companions. Like Stripey. He’s unflappable and always smiling. And your Mom. She’s the best for food, clothes, warmth, that sort of stuff. and your sis and your DadContinue reading “Stripey Overboard!”

Judging Books by their Covers

“Don’t judge a book by its cover”. A recent quora question “Have you ever had an experience that proves this adage?” got an answer telling of four shady-looking guys who stopped to help a lady stranded by the roadside one evening. Her heart lurched, but they turned out to be great, kind mensch’s, who gotContinue reading “Judging Books by their Covers”

Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?

Two Teenagers Got Locked In The Lavatory They Were There From Monday to Saturdee (well, Monday 8pm to 9pm anyway). Jess and Jordie went to the bathroom together (don’t ask – teenagers) and that was it. With Aitch-like burglar guards the window was out of the question. I tried all sorts of levering and hammeringContinue reading “Oh Dear, What Can The Matter Be?”

Golden Mole

Hey Dad! What’s that in the pool!? shouts Jess this morning. It’s a mole, swimming rather desperately, gulping for air every so often, head underwater between. I rush for the poolnet and get him onto the lawn where he starts burrowing under the grass right away. Well saved, Jessie! golden mole Remember: Golden moles: TinyContinue reading “Golden Mole”