The Importance of Team Sports

My son will be 10 at the end of December, and after several years of him asking to join a football team, I finally relented and found him a club for this season. (By football, I mean the game that is called “soccer” in some parts of the world—the one that’s actually played with one’s feet rather than one’s hands, hence the name. This is the first and last time you’ll hear me call it soccer) Read More …

“Arrow” Returns – But who’s in that Grave?

One of my favourite shows, Arrow, is back with a barnstorming season opener that ‘resets’ things after last year’s finale. Last year saw Oliver and Felicity driving off into the sunset together, leaving Starling City in the hands of Laurel, Thea and Diggle. This year opened with a glimpse into “Olicity’s” suburban, domestic bliss—that image Read More …

The Gruffalo

I’m a dad. Twice over. Which means I’ve probably read “The Gruffalo” a hundred million billion times. In fact, I even know it by heart and to prove that, I started reciting it to Mrs Nobbs over dinner last night—No one can ever accuse me of not having riveting dinner conversation. Anyway, for your listening Read More …