Friday, 31 January 2014

Thanks Natwest!

Last night, I noticed I had a missed call on my mobile. The message requested I call the Natwest Fraudline about suspected fraudulent use of my bank card. I was not concerned, because I've had this call before, and it turned out to be a genuine transaction. However, I thought I'd better humour them, so when I remembered, the next day (oops!), I gave them a call. What followed was a recorded message containing a list of (fairly mundane) transactions I had made, using my debit card, in the previous couple of days. Petrol: £5, Tescos: £12.98, Tescos: £3.40, more Petrol: £5, Sainsburys... I concluded at this point that I have a really serious Supermarket habit... Western Union £402! Erm, Pardon?! Panic set in. The voice carried on blethering. Co Op... Aldi... I'd stopped listening. What was going on??!!

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Top Ten Tips for Fussy Eaters!

Boy with Bread SticksI've always been a bit on the fence when it comes to the nature/nurture debate. You know, how much of our children's traits and behaviours are down to upbringing, and how much we can blame on their dad. My first real test, though, came when my son first developed an opinion. I had always been very keen for him to sample as many different tastes as possible, so that he had the best chance of being open to new tastes as he got older. I did exactly the same with my daughter and she ate pretty much anything throughout her childhood. I can't tell you how easy I had it (I only realise this now)! So, from a young age, he would have a little of what we had; stir fry, vegetable sticks, anything colourful, and it was always reassuring to see him eating well. Then, it happened.
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