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My Name Is Tilly And I Am A Mother

25 Jun

I have two sentences for Six Word Saturday

I’m always proud of my children.

I don’t understand parents who aren’t.

I am not indiscriminate in my pride; merely doting.  I don’t get those parents who don’t feel the need to share all the doings of their kids and how wonderful they are.  My kids are wonderful; let me tell you about them.

They are polite, decent, friendly young men.   They work hard; they are considerate and helpful.  They do their best.

This week’s inspiration came from Tory Boy’s aforementioned involvement in organising a big event (and it’s not his first); and the news that Spud has won a Headmaster’s Award for being an all-round good egg i.e. a nice human being (and it’s not his first).

So don’t mind me sharing this time (and it’s not my first) that I’m proud of my kids.  Because I am, and I don’t care who knows it.

We’ve Got Gigs Coming Out Of Our Ears Here

25 Jun

Bailrigg fm festival

Tory Boy phoned last night.  Not to chat to his mother or tell her how much he loves and misses her and he should never have left home to go to university, leaving her bereft and jobless.

No, he called because he wants me to promote a music festival he’s helped organise.  Fair enough: I’m a mother; doing as I’m told by my adult children is part of the job description.

When: TODAY from 12 to 9

Where: Lancaster University and bailriggfm.co.uk, so anyone can listen, anywhere in the world

What: MUSIC! LIVE BANDS! DJs!

Price: FREE

The festival has been organised by Bailrigg fm, the student radio station at Lancaster University.  It is the first time they have tried something like this and they are hoping to make it an annual event.  The students have organised everything, including the food (done at the last minute by Tory Boy himself, so you know who to sue).

TB will be doing his DJ sets at 12 – 12.15 and 12.45 – 1, UK time, so please check him out if you happen to be online.  Click here for an international clock.

Then report back to me: I can’t be doing with all that nasty, modern music.

Joke 93

25 Jun

Three handsome male dogs are walking down the street when they see a beautiful, enticing, female Poodle.  The males are speechless before her beauty, slobbering on themselves and hoping for just a glance from her in return.

Aware of her charms and her obvious effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and tells them, “The first one who can use the words “liver” and “cheese” together in an imaginative, intelligent sentence can go out with me.”

The sturdy, muscular black Lab speaks up quickly and says, “I love liver and cheese.”

“Oh, how childish,” says the Poodle. “That shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever.”

She turns to the tall, shiny Golden Retriever and says, “How well can you do?”

“Ummmm…I HATE liver and cheese,” blurts the Golden Retriever.

“My, my,” says the Poodle. “I guess it’s hopeless. That’s just as dumb as the Lab’s sentence.”

She then turns to the last of the three dogs and says, “How about you, little guy?”

The last of the three, tiny in stature but big in finesse, is a chihuahua. He gives her a smile and a sly wink, turns to the Golden Retriever and the Lab and says, “Liver alone. Cheese mine.”

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