What makes a cliché a cliché? Partly, the truth within it. It's just that we've said it so often that it becomes an automatic phrase, more about the words than the meaning. As a writer I have an inbuilt 'cliché' detector - Beep! Avoid at all costs! (There's one, right there.) Trouble is, we strive so hard to … Continue reading trite but true
Lynn over at help I work with children has reflected on the following clip:Personally it made me think of the times when we use words without meaning - just using the force of our voices to get across a point, or some dense jargon, not realising that to others it sounds just like da da … Continue reading da da da da da da? da!
After a busy but enjoyable Easter weekend, I've given myself permission to abscond to the garden for today. It's been a productive morning - not always the case when gardening, but I'm pleased with what I've managed. Granted, there is still plenty to do, and I haven't even touched the front garden, which fills me with … Continue reading digging