Posts Tagged: Family

Advice for Parents of Teenagers

Warren Ellis was asked: “If you were to give out parenting advice, what would you say to the father of a soon-to-be teenage girl?” His reply is fabulous: I could write a whole long thing here, but what you need to do next is simply this: Keep telling her she can do and be anything Continue Reading

Paperman

Last weekend we all headed out to the cinema to see Disney’s new animated CGI feature film Wreck-It Ralph; a return to form for Disney.  However, whilst Wreck-It Ralph is a great film, I was completely enchanted by the supporting short, the Oscar winning Paperman. I loved the story, and the wonderful ideas within, but I was Continue Reading

The Train

I’m on “the train”. I emphasise “the train” as when I was a child this was the train. The train runs from Bletchley to Bedford, stopping at two of the villages I grew up in. My Grandparents lived in Bedford, and so when I went to visit them I’d travel along this line. My bike would Continue Reading

2012

I had initially planned to write a review article for 2012, looking back on the books and music I’ve enjoyed through the year, but that doesn’t feel as relevant today as it did a few weeks ago. I’ll remember 2012 for some fantastic highs, but for ending with a series of lows. 2012 was one Continue Reading

James Bond Will Return In Skyfall

I am a huge fan of James Bond, both the books and the films. I remember being allowed to stay at my Nana’s house on a school night just so I could watch You Only Live Twice in colour. I remember the relief on my Uncle’s face when having been instructed to take me to Continue Reading

Stealing Time

Time is like an invisible bottle of water, at the very beginning you suck up every drop you need, soon you find that sharing is rewarding and fun, then it become your responsibility to share and you wonder how much is still available for yourself, at this point if you can’t figure a way cut Continue Reading