Archive of ‘Isn’t life funny’ category


Eugh, Liverpool

In 2004, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson famously said in a leading article in The Spectator that Liverpool, the city where I grew up and which houses the majority of my family and friends, was a “city hooked on grief.” They … see themselves, whenever possible as victims, and resent their victim status, yet at the same time […] Read more…


5 things NOT to do when you are sleep deprived

Sleep deprivation smells of poo. Sometimes quite literally. My littlest man has been hit by those pesky autumnal viruses that all kids get when they start school. You know the ones that linger for weeks and cause all your carefully constructed routines to be shot to pieces, especially the sleep ones. It’s been weeks since we put him […] Read more…


Don’t judge the house by the shouting

A friend of mine got in touch recently, close to tears. Someone had told her that they’d overheard a group of school Mums laughing about her, saying how noisy her house was and that you could hear the shouting from three roads away. The instigator was her neighbour. A lady who is usually nice (to her face). My friend wasn’t […] Read more…

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