Mike Smith (Illustrator)


A very good Doris Day


  1. Helen Lynn
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    This is lovely, and very heartening. I like “the dark cave that is baby parenting”, in that I am fed up to the back teeth of the dark cave that is baby parenting.

  2. Mike
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Oh, Helen, that sounds a bit sad. I hope you come out of the cave soon. I think that day felt so good because we do it so rarely, and now we venture out to the pub sometimes but it’s always an exercise in damage limitation rather than what you might call ‘enjoyable’…

  3. Helen Lynn
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Well, I wouldn’t say sad so much as unrelenting. I mean, the kids are lovely and everything of course, but two-and-a-half is *so much* easier than one-and-a-half was, and one-and-a-half was *so much* easier than nine months is. And to be fair, it occurs to me that a few months ago I was telling someone how it would be *so much* easier to go out when our youngest was old enough to eat chips and scones, because if you go anywhere that serves any food at all they almost certainly serve one of those two things, and he is that old already, so there is patently light at the end of the tunnel. I know just what you mean about pubs.