School reports and social media
Jul18

School reports and social media

So as school finishes for another year, I don’t mind betting that at least 95% of parents have received a school report (or two, or three) in the last couple of weeks. How was yours? Something to smile about? Something to celebrate? Did you reward your kids for their effort and their good grades? And, like all true 21st century social media addicted parents, did you shout about it on Facebook? When I received two perfect school...

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‘Can I have Facebook?’
May27

‘Can I have Facebook?’

‘Can I have Facebook?’ he says. ‘No.’ ‘But why not?’ ‘Because you’re not 13.’ ‘But everyone else has it, it’s not FAIR.’ I know it’s not fair. He’s one of the youngest in his year and most of his friends are 13. I could relax the rules and let him have it. I know there are plenty of 12 year olds who have Facebook. Not to mention 11 year olds and 9 year...

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No one likes a skinny, sober bitch
Jan03

No one likes a skinny, sober bitch

Checking out Facebook on new year’s day, I found this little gem on one of those ‘amusing’ pictures people like to post: My New Year’s resolution is to stop kidding myself that I’ll make a lifestyle change this year. No one likes a skinny, sober bitch anyway. A few people had ‘liked’ it, but not me. Because I’m a skinny teetotaller and I took offence. Why is it acceptable to have a go at...

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