Archive for: Keeping the Masses Entertained

Feb 16th, 2016

Antici…..pation

In the midst of a silly thing that I am doing on Instagram and Tumblr (at Calmly Colouring), with a colouring book and Black Books quotes, I did a slightly sillier thing over the course of seven days. It went like this. Heh. Heh. Look. Bernard… #thelittlebookofcolouringforcalm #blackbooks #waitforit #nospoilers A photo posted by Mim […]

Dec 14th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 7 – The high road

Every time I’ve looked at this writing prompt the ONLY thing that pops into my head is the chorus from The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond as sung by Harry Secombe playing Neddie Seagoon in The Goons episode “The Treasure in the Lake” (aka “The Treasure of Loch Lomond”). O ye’ll tak’ the high road, […]

Jan 6th, 2013

Peter Pan – Belvoir St Theatre

Our Christmas present from my mum this year was tickets for the whole family, including her, to see the Belvoir St Theatre production of Peter Pan. She had also bought a ticket for my dad, but unfortunately he was stuck in hospital going green with envy rather than joining us tonight. This did mean we […]

Oct 21st, 2012

Caitlin has something to share

UPDATE: Caitlin is also a perfectionist, so we have made the first recorded version of her song private and will share a video of the polished up version when it is ready. Meanwhile youtube embedding has apparently decided to show you baby bunnies instead – enjoy! UPDATE on the update: The song is now finished […]

Jul 16th, 2011

I will not grow up

Frank Turner’s Photosythensis is on high rotation at our place at the moment, along with a good few other songs of his. But this is my current favourite, especially for playing loudly while doing housework. Lyrics: Well I guess I should confess that I am starting to get old All the latest music fads all […]

Dec 2nd, 2010

Diary of a Wombat

When I first came across this picture book I was wandering around a bookshop in 2002 with David aged 5 1/2, Caitlin aged 4 and Tom 1 year old, I picked it up, leafed through, and fell in love instantly. The simple text and gorgeous illustrations were so evocative, I could see Mothball (the wombat), […]