Phonic Youth

And so we find ourselves in a world of Fua, Fua Phonics.

For the uninitiated Phonics is a technique for teaching reading and writing by ‘developing one’s Phonemic Awareness’.

I know what you’re all thinking. It’s at the bottom of the handset, the bit you talk into.

But no, one’s Phonemic Awareness is one’s ability . . . → Read More: Phonic Youth

Give us your Best Smile Son




When i went to play-school, as it was then known, the only things i ever brought home were egg-carton goggles and a toilet roll & pipe cleaner affair that was crudely fashioned to resemble the strange lazer wand that Avon off of Blake’s 7 favoured (looking at that weapon now – what in the hell . . . → Read More: Daffodils

The Saffron Weekly News

The above monolith of British regional journalism is our local free rag.

It has lots and lots of classifieds and a crime section that quite often ends it’s burglary reports with the words ‘Nothing was stolen’.

It is warm and comforting.

This week it also had a photo of C&M and their school chums . . . → Read More: The Saffron Weekly News

T. Horridus

There are certain things in the development of a 2½ year old boy that can’t be taken lightly. Decisions that, if rushed, can affect him for the rest of his life. But taken these decisions must be.

For better or worse.

So it gives me great pleasure to announce that, after much soul searching and . . . → Read More: T. Horridus

Charlie & Mathilda’s Comedy Joke Time

We have no idea where it came from but C&M have started to tell jokes.

Charlie is your more traditional comic, very engaging with the audience, tonguing the joke, laughing it in and generally enjoying the moment by guffawing along with the crowd.

Tilly on the other hand has a more abstract and alternative routine.

. . . → Read More: Charlie & Mathilda’s Comedy Joke Time



Fine Arts. a set of three panels or compartments side byside, bearing pictures, carvings, or the like.

Click to enbigify

Coming to a wall in our house soon.