Whenever I talk about how great Shirt Tales (1982 - 1984) was, I usually find myself talking to a blank face. Nothing. Nada. No connection there at all. But if you go online to suss out the Shirt Tales vibe, there's actually quite a few people out there who get all excited when they've made contact with a fellow 'Shirty' (this nickname for a dedicated Shirt Tales Fan is currently unrecognised in the wider Shirt Tales community, but I'm hoping it might catch on). It doesn't happen often, but it can happen - and it is a beautiful thing when it does.Read More
How many adults do you know that would do well to take a leaf out of some school kid's Jason Priestley covered exercise book when it comes to their personal relationships? <coughmyselfincludedcough> Everything was so much clearer back then, the rules so much simpler.
'How so?', I hear you ask. Oh, we had our ways, back in the day... <cue the soft focus flashback montage, with solo sax soundtrack>Read More
How great are cats?! Cats are just so swell. Ya gotta love cats.
To get your feline fix in 2016 all you need to do is boot up YouTube on your preferred device, and take your pick from eleventy seventy zillion cat videos. This is great for a cat woman like me. We are living in a cat video world, and I am a cat video girl. But hard as it might be to remember, there was a time when we didn't have any interwebs. <GASP!>
In those ye olden days, we relied on the telly & books for our regular hit of cat. So today I thought we'd look back at a few of those cats from yesteryear...Read More
If you ever need reassurance that you can do whatever the hell you want with your life, just take a leaf out of Roald Dahl's book (go the book puns!). He took a school report card, upon which his teacher had written 'I have never met a boy who so persistently writes the exact opposite of what he means', and he shoved it square up her bootsquooshie by becoming one of the world's most beloved children's authors. Bloody good onya Roald!Read More