Elizabeth shared this YouTube video about a lethal self-defence move with us. Please watch before reading the rest of this post. You’ve just been Rickrolled! Elizabeth likes to Rickroll us. … Continue reading A self-defence move and a cure for insomnia
The Dutch comedian Arjen Lubach launched this satirical marketing video for the meat industry this week to highlight an upcoming EU parliament vote on whether to ban meat-related names for … Continue reading You have to murder to call it a burger
One thing I will forever remember from this pandemic is our capacity for humour at a time of adversity. Every day brings new laugh-out-loud moments. The tweet below from the … Continue reading Humour in adversity
Elizabeth has been reading Sophie’s World which is an introductory philosophy book for children. Recently she started talking about someone called So-crates and someone else called Arse-trolls. It took us … Continue reading Arse trolls
I ordered some shoes online last weekend and this evening at about 6:30pm a delivery driver from DPD turned up with the box. However when I opened the door he was looking … Continue reading When life is like a Monty Python sketch
Donald Trump (aka Drumpf) is particularly unlikable and so it was very satisfying to watch John Oliver pull him to pieces. I’ve seen and read about his behaviour here in Scotland … Continue reading John Oliver destroys Donald Trump
One of my coworkers shared this TED talk which is so funny I want to share it as well. James Veitch, a British comedian-director-writer-producer, decided to reply to a spam … Continue reading Scamming the spammers
It snowed a bit late last night and then today the temperature didn’t go above 1°C so the snow froze on the roads and pavements creating a a bit of … Continue reading Snow and ice
I got this card for my birthday: It’s funny! But would it be just as funny if it was the other way around? Say it was a woman whose shadow had … Continue reading Saggy bits
A conversation Ben had with our 7-year-old son, Daniel, today: Daniel: Is mummy older than you? Ben: No, she’s younger. Daniel: Then how come she’s in charge?
I have never spent a night away from my children. Not a single one. Now that I’ve got this flashy new job I will occasionally take trips away and the … Continue reading The things my children say
This morning at 6am I had a job interview; at least I thought I did. My instructions were to be online at 5pm GMT on March 26th. I spent so … Continue reading How many times can I embarrass myself in one week?
Let’s see whether this title generates more traffic than my bikini photo did. The Automobile Association of Britain has launched a campaign on cycling safety and they’ve produced this video … Continue reading Naked cycling
My aunt sent me this funny letter which was apparently sent to the Australian DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) office about a passport application. I have since discovered … Continue reading A funny letter to DFAT
Someone sent me this yesterday. It’s quite old but I’ve only just seen it and want to share. I can certainly relate to the challenge of getting small children ready … Continue reading Friday funnies
I was wrong about Christopher Monckton. For some time now, I’ve thought he was the 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley (whatever that means), but it turns out that he’s Sacha Baron … Continue reading Who is Christopher Monckton?
A three-year-old is an entertaining beast. Our three-year-old always seems to be ordering us about. Here are some of these orders. To Daniel: * Hurry up Daniel or you’ll be … Continue reading Bossy three-year-olds
I went to the dentist this morning. All was fine as it pretty much always is. But that doesn’t stop me from freaking out. What is it about the dentist … Continue reading Dental anxiety
I had a couple of questions from Daniel – who is 6-years-old – yesterday afternoon. One of the questions is quite profound, the other, profane. I’ll let you guess which … Continue reading Questions from my son