Old sayings in full – have you heard them?

Old sayings in full – have you heard them?

Sayings are passed down through the generations and we’re all familiar with them – and many probably entered the English language hundreds of years ago. They’ve been used down the years for adding weight to all sorts of points, usually cautionary ones –...
What did the Romans ever do for me?

What did the Romans ever do for me?

Much excitement this week – a school trip of my dreams, to the ruins of a villa built by the Romans, including encounters with an actual centurion, and a wealthy banquet recreation, all on the doorstep, right here in Milton Keynes. I jumped at the chance to go as a...
Phrase My Son Got Badly Wrong (And Some Others)

Phrase My Son Got Badly Wrong (And Some Others)

(My apologies if you are currently eating – you may want to come back later.) My older son announced to me this week that his friend’s dog had been ill. “He says that his dog had verbal diarrhoea – it was coming out of his mouth and nose!” There were clearly a...
My ‘Unicorn’ Blog Post

My ‘Unicorn’ Blog Post

Mythical beasts are, by their nature, hard to find – it’s their thing. And so are blog posts that take flight, and attract more readers than you’ve ever had before. I managed to find one last week – so what’s the secret behind that...
Blogging: it’s Better than Biscuits

Blogging: it’s Better than Biscuits

If you’d told me 20 years ago – even five years ago – that I’d be doing what I’ve done this week, I would never have believed you. On Wednesday morning, I went to an SJPoole networking session – not to learn from the visiting expert, but to be her. I delivered an...