Thursday, 26 November 2015

Mummy… What’s a Prostitute?

The moment many parents dread - the uncomfortable sex question that makes you squirm and comment on how lovely the weather is outside.
It all started out with an innocent discussion about the TV series ‘Once Upon A Time’, in which the actor Robert Carlyle is cast as Rumpelstiltskin. My daughter adores this show and reads countless bits of information about the characters and the actors who play them. She perked up with a fact she thought might interest me – ‘Mummy, did you know that Rumpelstiltskin is in Trainspotting?’ – I did know, Trainspotting is one of my favourite films, so I knew the next question was coming – ‘What’s it about?’
‘Well there’s drugs, baby death, HIV, sex, prostitution, underage sex, fighting, swearing, plenty of things I don’t think you’d like very much.’
You can now imagine where the question from the title of this post came from…

Thursday, 19 November 2015

When is the right time to start a blog…?

...I’m pretty sure it’s not today! I feel like death and my chest hurts every time I take a breath - sounds like a job for the doctor. Regardless of that fact, I’m soldiering on with work, resisting the urge to vomit all over my neatly arranged samples in the lab… Welcome to Tiggy Poes and Flutterbys!
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