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Month: October 2010

Why obesity is rife!

Despair kicked in today as I was waiting in the bakery and a mother in child in front of me had the following conversation: Mother: I’ll get you a carrot cake Child: Aww no, I don’t want carrot cake. I want a doughnut. Mother: You can’t have a doughnut. I’m not going to buy you anything with sugar in! *sigh* Is it no wonder obesity rates have soared? Where do you start?? Note that this lady was actually very well dressed and spoke ‘right proper like’ (kidding)...

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Apologies to Shakespeare!

While we’re on the subject of madness or silliness or whatever – not to mention Shakespeare – here’s another piece of complete rubbish that I writ/wrot/wrote a little while ago. Regardless of poetic ‘errors’ it was fun getting the kids to recognise all the plays … Apologies for the double spacing – can’t seem to do anything about it (and Karim is conveniently away!!!!) … Shakespearean Dream It is a dark and stormy night – The tempest...

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A Minute of Shakespeare?

Written in a moment (or minute??) of madness – obviously stemming from a Sunday lunch discussion with kids … Wotzisface!   (in Minute form) A boy, born April twenty-third; say, how absurd to not recall his name at all! He wrote some thirty-seven plays. And other days, when stuck for plot, he sonnets wrot – or writ (did writ?) – or something weird … He had a beard, I think, – or not? Erstways, he’s HOT!

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Weight loss accountability

Ask a kid why he didn’t do his homework and chances are he’ll come up with a range of innovative and entertaining excuses over the course of a few months. Ask an adult why he or she didn’t get to the gig on Saturday night or why they haven’t phoned ‘mum’ and you’ll probably get a smaller range of excuses (or, well, most would like to call them ‘reasons’)! Ask an overweight person why they couldn’t manage to lose so much as half a pound...

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Chinese proverb saves the day

Chinese proverb saves the day It’s an ancient proverb, I’m told – and I thought it should be recorded here because I’d never heard it before, I doubt I’ll ever hear it again and its effect was nothing short of astounding. Picture this: Sunday lunch, six of us sitting around the table talking Stephen Hawking. Ah yes, well, ‘some’ of us were talking Stephen Hawking. Chris has rediscovered his love of physics so conversation has stepped up a notch from unintelligible to completely unintelligible!!...

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