Tag Archives: Roald Dahl

Lullabies and other bedtime rituals

I wonder if our kids remember the lullabies we sang to them when they were small, cute, warm and smelled of Johnson’s talc? Did those songs make them quiet and relaxed and ready for sleep? Or was it us, as … Continue reading

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To hug or not to hug, that is the question

I shook hands with the salesman in the Comet shop today. He’d just thrown two free knobbly plastic balls in with the price of my new tumble dryer. They would have been a tenner! “Pardon?” I said “You’re telling me … Continue reading

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