Embed from Getty Images Date night. It used to mean theatres, jazz clubs, bars and walking through town together. Now that we have two wee people and no obligated babysitters it now means a take-away in front of the TV after the kids are in bed. On the rare occasion that we do actually get to leave the house we often spend the time talking about or worrying about the kids anyway so our stay-in date nights feel more secure and cosy in many ways. We started using a few different take-away places before we settled on our favourites. Our favourite Chinese place does somethingRead More →

Like most people who are out of school for a few years, I despair for those kids coming through now. It seems that ever since I left all those years ago the level of education has been going downhill. Of course, when I think about it rationally I can see that this has been happening for a while and was happening while I was still in school. And the reasons for it are fairly reasonable when you consider the kind of adverts that used to feature in women’s magazines to sell kitchen appliances such as the one above. With most girls doing some for ofRead More →

My George Foreman grill just died. It’s been such a handy thing – although I know I’ve never used it to it’s full capacity, but whenever I wanted steaks or sausages or burgers or anything meaty it was there for me. Five years it’s done me and tonight when I plugged it in it the fuse switch tripped. I shut down a few outlets and flipped the switch back, but sure enough it did it again. I’ll probably open it up on the weekend and see if I can see any reason for the short. But this gets me thinking – is 5 years aRead More →