Tag Archives: Childhood

The Fish Knives Box

We used to laugh about the affectation – the Beano-like, Victoria-Wood-ish joke of a family in possession of such finely-packaged airs and graces. Fish knives and fish forks. As if we’d ever sail further out than brought-in battered haddock or … Continue reading

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Lines about Carl Larsson

There’s a nice naughtiness in drawing a line between the Swedish artist Carl Larsson and the Sunday Express cartoonist ‘Giles’. (An additional niceness to find his first name, too, was Carl.) I grew up with those newspaper cartoons and the paperback annuals … Continue reading

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Sticky Bread and Happy Cake

Here is a little illustrated post about some things that have been given special names.        

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If Sally – a Cut-Out Poem

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Richard Scarry, Best Ever

Last week B. came home from a book event at work with a couple of bargains and treats; among them The Hairy Dieters’ book (from which we’ve been liberally sataying and schnitzeling), and a 10-title bumper-pack, Richard Scarry’s Best Collection … Continue reading

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