Posts tagged ‘family’

September 4, 2016

Infamy! Infamy!

by duncanr

. . . the buggers have it infamy

weird story this about a family in Australia who went on a mystery road trip –

paranoid couple

p.s. thanks to allesklar for bringing this news item to our attention

September 12, 2015

A Star is Born

by duncanr

I had a blind date this afternoon

I was excited, but nervous – would I like her, and her me?

on my side, it was love at first sight, as I held her in my arms and gazed upon her face


well, I don’t know – the . . .

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July 15, 2015

New Home for Angry Grandpa

by duncanr

his son and daughter-in-law drag him around, seeking his help/advice on a new home – only, unbeknownst to him, the home is not for them, but for him

[note to self – must show this vid to my kids

perhaps the buggers will take the hint?] 😆

December 27, 2014

Son Pays Off Parents’ Mortgage

by duncanr

Joe Riquelme, the creator of an iPhone app called ‘Videoshop’, gives his parents a special xmas present – an envelope with news that he has paid off the mortgage on their house

November 15, 2013

Parenting FAIL

by duncanr

naughty boy being sent awayLet’s not pretend otherwise for fear of being judged a bad parent

Let’s be brutally honest – kids are not always good. Sometimes they can be right little b*stards !

None of us are ‘perfect’ as a parent and we have all at times (understandably), lost our patience, been driven up the wall by their behaviour, and may have yelled screamed sworn at raised our voices to the little gob-shites

[Clashes of wills, temperament, opinions are all part of family life]

However tempting the idea might . . .

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November 7, 2013

Honour, my Arse !

by duncanr

honour killing cropSome desi families have a queer notion of ‘honour’ !

Killing your daughter as punishment because she eloped and married a man you did not approve of might be regarded by others who share this perverse notion of ‘family honour’ as an appropriate response to a defiance of male parental authority.

By what stretch of the imagination, however, could one possibly think that raping your daughter, and inviting a mate to do so also, before killing her, in any way satisfied ‘family honour (rather than one’s own lust)  ?

October 27, 2013

Good vs Bad Parenting

by duncanr

parentsIt is not easy being a parent

Sure, you can buy books with advice on how to be a ‘good’ parent but none of the advice seems particularly appropriate or effective when applied to one’s own situation

Most of us muddle through, making it up as we go along. None of us are perfect. We all make mistakes – do things that, in hindsight, we wish we had done differently, but generally we manage to raise reasonably healthy, well-adjusted kids that don’t hate us too much

I’ve made plenty of mistakes myself so . . .

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May 12, 2013


by duncanr

Today is Mother’s Day in some parts of the world

February 5, 2013

Without You

by UniSciKill

You came to me as a tattered doll.

Using threads of love and patience,

I’ve sewn you back together

with a needle of memories,

to last us both a lifetime.

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February 3, 2013

Take Care

by UniSciKill

I won’t be here forever,

neither will you.

I won’t want the same things,

the things that you do.

I won’t be able to hold you,

the way I usually do.

I won’t keep giving you advice,

the guidance I’ve given you.

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