Friday, 20 December 2013

MERRY XXXMAS - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery


#43 - MERRY XXXMAS





Pink IKEA MÅLA chalk on Brilliant White B&Q Value Matt emulsion

This is a time-sensitive festive installation.

Maybe this is meant to evoke 'the star' the Wise Men followed.

Either way, the colour chosen is almost certainly intentional, to clash with the green/red/silver palette.

A garish reminder that it sits amongst the temporarily endorsed art on our walls.


I'd love it if you were to send me any examples from your collection if you don't mind them featuring in the Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery.
("And I'm sorry that we cannot return any of the art that you send in to us.")

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

Terrifying new platform at Guildford Station - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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How do you get off the new platform extension at Guildford station?

With 2 years good behaviour and a parole board.

The tannoy announcements are done in a Morgan Freeman voice.


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A load of Christmas words and phrases...


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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

A load of Christmas words and phrases...



(Picture source: My groaning collection of Toddler Art from around the house)


Here is a list of word associations for Xmas - Christmas phrases, sayings, songs and carols.

Thanks for letting me know if I've missed any in comments below!

Rude and sexual Christmas References
It wasn’t a silent night
I had Jingle Bells all day
Santa’s Sack (Emptying his sack)
Yellow snow
Are you naughty or nice?
Triple XXX-mas
King Herod
Where the treetops glisten
Ding Dong Merrily On High
It’s a swell time
Santa can’t get down the chimney
Turkey/Goose breast
Only comes once a year
Snowballs
Put the screw into Scrooge
Balls are just for decoration
Mistletoe belt
Frostbite
Having low elf-esteem
Balls hanging too low
Santa’s bulging sack
North Pole
...And a happy new rear
Down the chimney
Kissing under the Mistletoe
Baubles on the tree
Where to put the fairy on the tree
Don’t mind him, he’s got no Frankinsense
Putting the rude back into Rudolph
Yule Log

CULTURE
Bah Humbug
Timmy
Scrooge
Dickens
Twas The Night Before Xmas
Songs
- Carol singers at the door
Grinch
Driving
Nativity

TOYS
Wooden
Soldiers
Dolls
Under Tree
SHOPPING
Sales
Lines
Gift Returns

SANTA CLAUS
Sled
Sleigh
North Pole
Polar Bears
Naughty List

ELF
Big ears
Elven - Elfish - Elves - Elfin
“An imaginary supernatural being, a little sprite, diminutive spirit, mischievous tricks”.
Santa’s workshop: Sweat shop factory
Green-clad
Gnome
Dwarf
Little - in-proportion
Pointy Ears
Long noses
Pointy hats
On Kellogg’s Rice Krispies - Snap, Crackle, Pop
Elf magic - magic elves

CHRISTMAS
Miracle
Lights (town)
Dog is for life
Holidays
Bonus
Cheer
Bells
Candles
Brandy Butter
Advent Calendar

SANTA’S REINDEER
Blitzer, Rudolf, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donner, Prancer, Vixan

RITUALS
Writing xmas cards
Chanukah
Dec 25th

CHRISTMAS SONGS & LYRICS
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
Fa-la-la-la-la-lalaaahhh
Ding-A-Ling
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you’re sleeping, so be good for goodness sake
Winter Wonderland
I saw Mummy kissing Santa Claus
Rudolf the red nosed reindeer
(If you ever saw him, you would even say it glows
Won’t you fly my sleigh tonight?
You’ll go down in history)
“We’ll pretend it’s Parson Brown”
Here comes Santa Claus
Jingle Bells
Oh what fun it is to sing, a sleighing song tonight
Jingle Bells, Rudolph smells...
Or Jingle Bells, shotgun shells, Santa Claus is dead
Rudolph got a .22 and shot him in the head
White Christmas
Little Drummer Boy - Parumpapum pum

CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Away in a manger
Deck the halls
Ding dong merrily on high
God rest ye merry gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The herald angels sing
The holly and the ivy
In the bleak midwinter
Joy to the world
(“the lord is come/ let Earth receive her King/ Let every heart, prepare him room, and Heaven and Nature sing...)_
Let it snow
Little donkey
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Rocking around the Christmas tree
Silent Night
On the twelfth day of Christmas (My truelove gave to me....)
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We three kings of Orient are...
While shepherds watched their flocks

...And the brilliant Santa Brand Guideline Book by Quietroom


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Monday, 16 December 2013

Turns out we're Irish - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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Just found out from Auntie Jean at my Mum's funeral that the Mossey family line does not originate from Scotland, but the name is probably a bastardisation of the name Morrissey and probably comes from Ireland.



Apparently half the family went to the States/Canada and the other half went to Scotland.
(Let's give it up for 'my' half - slow hand clap)

So maybe that explains the Mossey Island in Canada?

How can I best re-adjust to my new found Irish genetic heritage?

Inadvertently, dinner that night was jacket potatoes. How insensitive.


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Friday, 13 December 2013

TALKING PINK SPIRAL - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery


#42 - TALKING PINK SPIRAL





Crayola Pink Crayon on Matt Brilliant White Emulsion

We can't stress how hard we work to banish every single potential weapon of art from around our house.

And yet some slip through.

And the boldness and the size of the work, probably reflects the triumph of the find.

Here we have concentric circles - although they look continuous - and an almost mouth-like centre line.

That speaks to us in the loudest voice.

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Monday, 9 December 2013

Speed Limits - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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This alleyway, White Bear Yard EC1, is shorter than the stopping distance at 20 miles per hour.

This is either Camden Council and/or TFL Streets making a bid for the most diligent speed limit road marking.

Or it's street art.

(This picture got some replies from around the borough: this one in Highgate via @BenhamReeves)




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Sunday, 8 December 2013

How to perform the perfect spit take - Masterclass from Alan Cumming...


How to perform the perfect spit take

Adding this to the last Fave TV post about The Good Wife...

The "spit take" is the antithesis of the "double-take". Where the double-take gets its laugh from 'did that just happen?', the spit take is about someone completely getting what just happened.

Acting genius and comedy god Alan Cummings shows us how it should be done.



Drink-in how Eli Gold, Chief of Staff to the Governor Peter Florrick, savours his moment of triumph.

And then the timing of reacting hearing entirely the wrong thing.

Gold! (Eli, Gold)

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Friday, 6 December 2013

LIPSTICK STAIRS - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery

#41 - LIPSTICK STAIRS





Rimmel London Red Lipstick on Dulux Brilliant White Vinyl Matt emulsion

A switch to an oil-based medium.

Shocking red, in contrast to the monochromatic background.

Sprite-like finger-worked kanji of joy and movement.


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THE GOOD WIFE - MY FAVE TV #22


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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

THE GOOD WIFE - MY FAVE TV #22


FAVE TV #22 - THE GOOD WIFE

We love The Good Wife. Between being buried in the schedules here in the UK and boxsets, (see also: "Entertainment Debt") we've managed to somehow keep up with every episode.

When I try to explain to mates why it's so good, I always spend about 5 minutes trying to find this clip (most Good Wife clips are purged on the Internet, which makes it difficult for me to advertise it for you, CBS...)



Being a lawyer procedural (though it's way more/better than that...) - there are key points of story development and exposition that are unavoidable. The Good Wife manages to find ways every time to make these moments entertaining, visual, even kinetic.

Here one of the lawyers is visiting an investigator, who to make it more interesting, is a stay-at-home dad. They take a call on a speakerphone, and his kid's toy talking lion happens to be next to the speaker. The entire conversation is shot as if the lion is delivering the news we need to hear. Genius.

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The "spit take" is the antithesis of the "double-take". Where the double-take gets its laugh from 'did that just happen?', the spit take is about someone completely getting what just happened.

Acting genius and comedy god Alan Cummings shows us how it should be done.



Drink-in how Eli Gold, Chief of Staff to the Governor Peter Florrick, savours his moment of triumph.

And then the timing of hearing entirely the wrong thing.

Gold! (Eli, Gold)


My full Top 100 TV list is here...

#21 ALL TV MUSIC PERFORMANCES FROM THE 1970'S
#20 Tiswas
#19 The Cinema Ads
#18 Mystery Science Theater 3000
#17 Space Ghost, Coast To Coast
#16 The Adverts
#15 Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation
#14 LE TOUR DE FRANCE
#13 Engelbert Humperdinck on the BBC VT Xmas tape 1979
#12 My favourite clip about writing TV sitcoms
#11 Pipkins
#10 The Best Action Scene Ever, Ever, Ever


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Monday, 2 December 2013

Nanny's Gone - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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There's no good way of saying this.

And a lot of bad ways of saying it.

This is what we chose. If you've googled this, hope it helps.
You know that Nanny's been very poorly and that she can't be mended. Well, unfortunately last night she died. We're all going to feel very sad for a while... because we won't see her again.

We left it for the questions to come. And later they did.


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COLUMN OF PEN - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery


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Friday, 29 November 2013

COLUMN OF PEN - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery

#40 - COLUMN OF PEN


Uniball Gel Impact 1.0m, black, on B&Q Matt Brilliant White emulsion

This celebrates two colours, black and white, and one dimension, up and down.

Just like Column of Coloured Pencil... It deliberately, wilfully almost, works against the preponderance of white.

A message, or presence, on your journey to the garden.


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List of words meaning hunk - can you think of any others?


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Monday, 25 November 2013

List of words meaning hunk - can you think of any others?






Long story... writing up a proposal that revolves around a few 'hunks'. Or 'beefcakes'. And had to come up with a load of synonyms to get me through the pages...

- can you think of any others?

It'd be great to hear from you in Comments below...

Adonis
alpha
ape-like
athletic
beefcake
beefy
brawny
bruiser
caveman
dreamboat
gallant
hefty
hulk
hunk
jock
looker
macho
male model
manly
muscular
powerful
red-blooded
stallion
strapping
stud
sturdy
virile
well-built



Adding this to my "lists of words" that I bank on these pages here...

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

The Great Disruption - Adventures in twitter fiction


Need to add this to my GREAT DISRUPTION page...

I always compare what's going on now with 1950's UK television, but Andrew Fitzgerald compares it with 1930's radio...



In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.

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Friday, 11 October 2013

COLUMN OF COLOURED PENCIL - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery



#39 - COLUMN OF COLOURED PENCIL



Coloured pencil, various, on B&Q Matt Brilliant White emulsion

This colourful protest is designed to draw attention to itself.

It deliberately, wilfully almost, works against the preponderance of white.



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Friday, 4 October 2013

LIPSTICK CUPBOARD - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery


#38 - LIPSTICK CUPBOARD

Rimmel London Lasting Finish lipstick on Howdens Cream Gloss kitchen cupboard door



A simple monocolour piece.

A potentially post-feminist commentary situated on the door of the kitchen plate cupboard under the oven.



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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Exes Letters - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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I've found the worst thing you can do in a relationship is to receive post addressed to your Ex.

My mate used to get video rental shop overdue notices. That's probably worse.
He could see the movies she was now enjoying with her new fella.

It's awfully difficult for Nans to keep track of their granddaughter’s boyfriends.

So usually they have a catch-all name for them. eg "Cocky".

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Business Card Brevity - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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Ideas to change the world:

Ever get a business card where the job title runs over 3 lines?

And you get to the end of it, none the wiser about what they do.

People with more than 5 words in their job titles, should maybe have a think about being a bit more focussed.

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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Credit Card Zeros or Oh's - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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Life in 2013:
Hate it when I'm giving out my credit card number over the phone then getting indecisive over committing to saying "zero" or "O" for the zeroes. (Or "O's")

I say one, and then lose confidence in it before flipping to using the other.

I like to check with the call-centre worker which they prefer, and if other people do the same.

(See also: Credit Card Signing Thrill)


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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Why I hate the word Baffled - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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I'm baffled!
(I'm not even going to attempt to make an effort to decode or seek to understand you.)

I'm baffled!
(Better than that, I'm boasting to you that I'm not even going to attempt to make an effort to decode or seek to understand what you're telling me.)

I'm baffled!
(I'm bragging that I'm giving your train of thought a big fat shrug.)

I'm baffled!
(I haven't the courage to tell you that I think what you've said is cack. And now it's your job to muster the strength to start again to explain it to me or go away).

I'm baffled!
(I'm sitting in judgement of you, and now it's your job to muster the strength to start again to explain it to me or go away).

Journalists who regularly use the word "tellingly" in their columns deserve a good kick in the hole too. But that's for another post.


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Friday, 20 September 2013

MORE PENCIL RAMPAGE - Friday Night Toddler Art Gallery



MORE PENCIL RAMPAGE



HB Staedtler pencil, black on various



In an echo of "PENCIL RAMPAGE", more random pencil works have been found around the house.




This speaks to some of the problems of curating the Toddler Art Gallery: We cannot be sure if these were created at the same time as the original work, or if this is a new work in its own right.




Either way, these works are now catalogued under this new title of "More Pencil Rampage".

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

How we use NHS Direct - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


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"I examined myself and emailed the pictures to NHS Direct.
Apparently, that’s not how it works."



NHS Direct is brilliant.

They just keep calm, however much you're trying not to freak out. We thought our baby had eaten a piece of jigsaw puzzle.



Some of them were chewed and had slobber on, and he was crying. We were really worried. It was an adult puzzle that he'd got hold of and we were really worried what it might do to his digestive system, or maybe it'll block his windpipe or something.

If I hold him upside down and try to get it out would I kill him through shaken baby syndrome? All of these are worries that you get when you're sleep deprived.

Anyway, we called NHS Direct, who ascertained within about 20 seconds that it was a puzzle piece made of cardboard, and they asked if we'd seen him actually eating it.

We hadn't.

So their advice was, "have you counted the pieces?"

We hadn't.

About 400 of them.

I say about 400 of them, it was exactly 400 of them.

Good old NHS Direct.


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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

TV Licence Fee - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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Ever wonder how exactly the BBC spends the 50p, in the £145.50 TV Licence Fee?

Bet it's for something really good.

(I love, by the way, that I needed to black out my TV Licence number. Cos God forbid anyone renews my TV Licence in their name).

See also: "Daddanomics"


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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Seth Godin on criticism



Adding more favourite posts from Seth Godin into the place where I keep my favourite Seth Godin posts...

ON CRITICISM

But What Do People Really Think
Hint: You won't find out by searching for yourself on Twitter or Facebook. You won't find out by eavesdropping in the lounge, either. Or by reading the reviews.
Full post here

The Worst Feedback Is Indifference
But all of this is the feedback we get when we touch a nerve and are doing work that matters enough to care about.
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The Critic Stumbles
No one has ever built a statue to a critic, it's true. On the other hand, it's only the people with statues that get pooped on by birds flying by.
Full post here

Critics and the Dip
But the real takeaway for me is how small-minded, snarky and downright mean the three judges are. Even (or especially) when they are surprised by his performance, they act as if they somehow deserve to sit in judgment of him.
Full post here


Conservation of energy in conversation
If you escalate (cut off in traffic, angry at the gate agent, frustrated at your boss), you've just added (negative) energy to a conversation.
If you escalate (high-pitched enthusiasm, a hug, encouraging words), you've just added (positive) energy to a conversation.

Once the energy is added, it has to go somewhere. Often, the person you're engaging with throws it right back, or even increases it. A talented, mature person might take your negative energy and de-escalate it, or even swallow it and permit the conversation to calm down or end. But don't count on it.
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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Pretend Staff Uniforms - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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I like it when you go into a shop, coincidentally wearing clothes that resemble the staff uniforms there.

Like a yellow t-shirt and blue fleece in IKEA. Or a suit in John Lewis.

Starts all sorts of conversations.


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More sources for daughter names - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS


Monday, 2 September 2013

More sources for daughter names - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS - More sources for daughter names -




Some more sources for baby girl names.
(To add to our List of Rejected Daughter Names).

Lettuce types;
(Mizula... Watercress... Purslane... Chard... Rocket...)

Moons of Jupiter...
(Callisto... Kale... Io... Gannymede... Chaldene...)
...there’s 67 of them

Genres of Dance Music;
(Desi, Nu-Prog, Techno, Emo, Gangsta, EBM, Ragga, Zydeco? Dark-wave, Deep House or Blip-hop...)

Synonyms for backbone;
(Pluck, Spirit, Spine, Moxie, Grit, Spunk...)

Designs of Sofa;
(Divan or Sedan... or even names of sofa models)

Roads In Surrey
(Alfold... Crondall... Fifield... B3000...)

Female Cosmetic Product Scientific Nonsense Buzzwords
(Ceramide... Action-Liposome... Tenseur... Peptide... Microlift... Wrinkle-reducing hexapeptide... Borage Oil... Imperata Cylindrica... etc etc etc)

UPDATE @EadonL suggested
"I found famous alcoholics a great help when choosing my son's name"

Our rejected list of girls names is here

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Buying condoms from supermarkets online - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Buying condoms from supermarkets online - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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Dad ideas:
or
Life in 2013:
I want to order every box of condoms from sainsburys.co.uk

...just to see the delivery guy try to explain the substitutions to us.


By the way, look at the Special Offers at the moment.

Something for Before, During, and After...




Here are some other supermarket links.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Webseries: Remixing youtube videos and other stuff - Mozilla Popcorn


Wanted to keep a note of this somewhere, in case it comes in useful...

adding it to The Great Disruption (the place where I'm putting all of these examples).

Mozilla PopcornMaker is a place where you can put other linkable things from the web onto a base video or soundtrack.

Here's a crude example of me having a play with Boney M's 'Belfast'.



Web platforms are emerging that now make it possible to remix videos and add layers of context, effectively extending post-production indefinitely. How does this effect ways we edit and tell stories?

From SpliceVine



Demo: Know your Exit
Real time examples of people saying the same things as the lyrics, pulled in from twitter.
"You can't do that on television, you can't do that in a coffeetable book, you can't do that on a DVD"
(it's here - have a click)



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Using Phonics on Adults is Wrong - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Using Phonics on Adults is Wrong - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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Daddy - who has had the phonics DVD on all day - is asked by the nice and well-meaning neighbour the name of his daughter.
She's very apologetic, but she's just forgotten her name.

DADDY:
Stella.

NICE & WELL-MEANING NEIGHBOUR:
Della.

DADDY:
Stella.

NICE & WELL-MEANING NEIGHBOUR:
Della?

DADDY:
No, St-ella.

NICE & WELL-MEANING NEIGHBOUR:
Ella?

DADDY:
No...

And this is the moment.

DADDY:
Stella - Sssss - tuh - tuh - tuh - ell - ahh. Ssss - Tuh - Ell - Ahh.

Using phonics on adults is wrong.


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UK Plugs Are The Biggest In The World - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

Monday, 26 August 2013

UK Plugs Are The Biggest In The World - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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I love that the UK has the biggest plugs in the World.

When it comes to electricity, we are the most cumbersome.

I’m so proud.

We have got the fattest power.

When you’re on holiday, they’ve got those little dinky sockets for the 2 slender pins…
... and you’re there wrecking it with your massive chunk of plastic...

... then you swing over the iron to the board, and get that THWACK on your calves from one of these babies.

WE'RE THE BIGGEST.

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Hand Cream Mirror - FRIDAY NIGHT TODDLER ART GALLERY

Friday, 23 August 2013

Hand Cream Mirror - FRIDAY NIGHT TODDLER ART GALLERY


We hide every pen, pencil, brush, and inky thing in the house.

Every week, though, here's a new work from our gallery of toddler art.

Tonight it's:

HAND CREAM MIRROR

Nivea SPF50 Kids Sun Cream on plain mirrored glass.



Hurried hands used to ironically apply sun block, and literally block our reflection.

It could be seen as an effort to make the transparent, more opaque.


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Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Some more words I've had to add to my Android dictionary - DAD LESSONS FOR MY KIDS

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Life in 2013:

Why can't you type simple words like "at" and "go" into the android keyboard and have them come up as predictive text?

Anyway, these are just some of the words that I have inadvertently auto-added to my HTC Android phone User dictionary, or at some stage must've thought I might need to type more than once...

I'm on the English (United Kingdom) dictionary, but these are in proper English usage (by me)...

Ack
agh
arsey
Asda
Aussie
autocue
babysitter
BAFTA
barmy
Baz
bluesky
breville
bulletpoints
bunking (as in bunking off)
busk
cardio
cbeebies
cc'ing
Christmassy
ciao (I have no idea why I felt I need to use this word ever)
clunkier
conker
crinkle
cuppa
deets (as in can't be arsed to type details)
defo (as in can't be arsed to type definitely)
Dick
Dickie
dishy
embed
Emmerdale
faff
Fantasia
frappe
Hellbeast (yes, it's right to have a capital H on that)
Hoovering
Jiffy
jobbing
Kidston (a lot of correspondence with my wife must involve this Cath)
lids (why isn't that in there?!)
msgs (the singular msg is built-in already, but not the plural)
nutter
oi
Peppa
pinging
prang
prez
railway (maybe the built-in calls it a railroad...)
saville
scrawlings
screengrabs
sendout
sharpish
showreel
slagging
sleeting
soundbite
splutter
stitchup
sweary (as in sweary cakes - link here)
tong
topsy
vid
weightier (sorry, but heavier doesn't have the same weight)
Yeti (link here)


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