Guilty as charged

Me: Tess! Come here.. Reluctantly, slow as a sloth, step by faltering step, she eventually creeps closer. And sits down at a safe distance. Right in the middle of the evidence. Me: Did you do this? Short of nodding her head, the signs of guilt could not be clearer. With a nose as keen as … More Guilty as charged

Words, words, words

Just a few weeks ago I wrote a post about modern newspeak and living language after reading about it in the newspaper. Well, the paper this morning had an article about ‘meaty language’! That’s right – meaty language. The title caught my eye. It’s about how the growing popularity of veganism could lead to a … More Words, words, words


Christmas is just around the corner – again! Finding a suitable gift can be challenging. The commercial hype that pushes for ever more extravagant, expensive ‘stuff’ seems to have become the norm. I don’t like it. Not one bit. As much as possible I avoid the mad rush of December when the shops are full … More Gifting