The art of the grunt

Any mother of teenage boys will be familiar with the grunt. Teenage boys seem to grunt as a regular form of communication. Grunts can signify everything from “Yeah school was fine, I’m going to my room to chill out. Talk to you later” to “Today...
Being Manly

Being Manly

Last night I was making spaghetti bolognese  and it came to the part where I have to open the jar of pasta sauce. The jar I use has a wide lid and I was struggling to open it so I walked to the cutlery drawer and took out a butter knife and slipped it between the jar...
Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones.But words can never hurt me.” We all know the rhyme. We were taught it when we went to school. The idea was that it would make us impervious to all the horrible things that the bullies said to us. The fact is it is...

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