Monday, 17 September 2012

Fruit and veg, horses and hospitals

Jenny writes: Outside the hospital a young man with both legs amputated at the knee sits in a wheelchair, smoking. He’s attached to an IV stand and drip bag which teeter behind him like a distracted girlfriend. Next to him

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

50 shades of women

Women reading 50 Shades of Grey

The scene: a well appointed front room in Ramsbottom.
Cast: ladies of the "Lower Rossendale Valley Mums' book group". Names have been changed.

Bella writes: I'm apprehensive about book group this month. We're 'doing' 50 Shades of Grey, and I don't know how to talk to six other middle class mums about what is essentially a one-handed read. All we have in common is that we live locally and have children. Our hostess Faye's lounge is already packed when I arrive. Eleven women are squished onto every seating space in the room: the biggest turn out ever. My worst fears are confirmed when Faye reads out some questions for reading groups that she has downloaded from the Internet.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Notice of takeover

We're sick of the lame efforts of the so-called author of this website, so we've decided to take over. From now, it'll either be me posting (that's Jenny) or my friend and colleague Bella. Expect changes round here.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Circus Nights

"Something's happened to the park," my four year old called urgently as we approached the playground gates early one morning. He was right.