A is for Appropriate Adult

I’ve already told you how my zany other half comes out with some corkers, haven’t I.

The other day we were discussing the phonetic alphabet (I know, life’s a constant riot at Chez JIF) and I noticed the letter ‘R’ was sneaking into the word.  I halted, mid dog-walk, and turned to face the light of my life.  “Are you calling it the Frenetic Alphabet, my little apple dumpling strudel?”

Much hilarity then ensued as we spent the rest of the walk coming up with the words that would be appropriate.  The silence of the beautiful autumn woods reverberated with the following exclamations and general swearing until I got home and made little drawings ‘cos I thought you might like them.


A is for…

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And B is for…

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C is for…

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You were a bit worried then, weren’t you.

D is for…

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And E is for…

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That one is pretty much how my face looks each day when i wake up and realise THIS is the reality and that was the dream.

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I would love to hear your alternative versions of any of the above as this was all a bit spur of the moment and entailed no real thought.  Please feel free to make new and improved suggestions in the comments section below.

This is available as a wall chart if you want to teach your kids the alphabet.

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Where are you going?


The C-Word

People keep mentioning it. There’s a certain type of music playing in the shops and twinkly lights are starting to appear in windows. I am fighting against the tide but…

Okay, these are the cards I will be sending out this year –

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Are you happy now? Are you?

Just don’t mention the C-Word!

In the words of one of my dearest friends – “Bah!”


Fools Rush In – The Answer is…

Okay, for those of you who have clung on to the will to live and are still interested – here is the list of songs and artists from my Inktober 2017 postings. Finally, you will be put out of your misery…

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Day 1 – Lullaby by The Cure

Day 2 – Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana

Day 3 – Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones

Day 4 – Parklife by Blur

Day 5 – Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland

Day 6 – Fish by Mr Scruff

Day 7 – Poison Arrow by ABC

Day 8 – One Day Like This by Elbow

Day 9 – Loving The Alien by David Bowie

Day 10 – Let’s Stick Together by Bryan Ferry

Day 11 – Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

Day 12 – Sorted for E’s and Wizz by Pulp

Day 13 – I Am The Walrus by The Beatles

Day 14 – Born Slippy by Underworld

Day 15 – Wherever I lay My Hat (That’s My Home) by Paul Young

Day 16 – Raspberry Beret by Prince

Day 17 – The Less I Know the Better by Tame Impala

Day 18 – Cool For Cats by Squeeze

Day 19 – There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis by Kirsty MacColl

Day 20 – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before by The Smiths/Mark Ronson

Day 21 – Spent The Day In Bed by Morrissey

Day 22 – Black Dog by Led Zeppelin

Day 23 – Horse With No Name by America

Day 24 – Temptation by Heaven 17

Day 25 – Firestarter by The Prodigy

Day 26 – Ghost Town by The Specials

Day 27 – Who Wants The World by The Stranglers

Day 28 – The End by The Doors

Day 29 – Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes

Day 30 – The Time Warp by Richard O’Brien

Day 31 – Wannabe by The Spice Girls

(Sorry, these links only go to the drawings, not to some amazing disco.)


Phewwwwww! I’m going for a lie-down now. Wake me up when Christmas is over.

Lie here