Rite of passage

My youngest boy quickly realises that commission-based flyering isn’t the deal that he thought it was. I have told him that for each person he convinces to come to the show, I’ll give him one pound – after only one day he is demanding...

I think we’ll visit the castle tomorrow

I was doing the dishes and listening to a radio programme about Muriel Spark and her new biography. I had forgotten that Muriel Spark’s son lived with her parents. The biographer explained this by saying something along the lines of, ‘She couldn’t do...

Broadening our minds

I said (again), ‘Well that seems very strange to me,’ to which youngest boy replied, ‘That’s because you’re not thinking like an Abu Dhabi person, Mum’. PS This evening, I went to my first aerobics class in at least ten...