Never look your mother in the mouth

Mother has a silver salt cellar cupped in her hands which she holds out towards me as if she were a beggar. Her gesture reminds me of the scene in the musical Oliver when the young Oliver asks for a second portion of gruel. I am unsettled by her gesture and my reaction to it, butContinue reading “Never look your mother in the mouth”

Would you eat your cat if the apocalypse happened?

Covid lockdown leaves us with little new to talk about My son and I are debating if we would ever eat the cat. ‘Only as a last resort,’ I say. ‘Like in a zombie apocalypse?’ he asks.  ‘Or a global famine brought about by rampant climate change.’ ‘Yeah,’ says my son. ‘I think his thighsContinue reading “Would you eat your cat if the apocalypse happened?”

Bad Grandma’s Rules for Living: Is the BBC biased?

Is the BBC biased? Some people say the BBC is biased and Jeremy Corbyn’s communist cousins run it. They also say that the world has gone to sh*t since they were young. Neither of these things is true but is becoming increasingly common in some circles. To find out if you are in danger ofContinue reading “Bad Grandma’s Rules for Living: Is the BBC biased?”

Do the covid rules apply to everyone?

Monday. My new yoga regimes continues I’m in Child Pose. My forehead and nose are nestling in the sitting room carpet and my arms are outstretched ahead of me. My yoga teacher is asking me to find some ‘inner peace in this moment’. But I’m getting distracted by the cat fur and microscopic bits ofContinue reading “Do the covid rules apply to everyone?”