So I was just chatting with my Mum on Facebook and she was complaining about going to Sydney on the weekend to go to the Sydney Writers Festival. She commented that her friend had only organised “some lame thing for an hr on sunday”.

Since when do grandmothers in their fifties say ‘lame’? And are all Primary School teachers this lax with their grammar?


E: “Who is the author?”

Mother-dearest: “Hilary Mantel”.

E: “WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!?????”

My blood pressure has only just returned to normal.