Who said that the rest of your life is spent looking back at your childhood okay I admit it – I know the gist of loads of quotes – but not who said them or exactly what was said.
Anyway seems my childhood in ‘War torn Ulster’ is never far away from me. Arms have been decommissioned – but not memories.
My son discovered ‘fun snaps’ which are like caps we had when we were small. Yesterday I discovered him stuffing shredded paper into the inner of toilet roll and putting in about 5 fun snaps. He was making home-made dynamite he told me.
Robert told him to stop it as it was too dangerous. I agreed, better to put dried hay inside in, insert a taper you could light into the centre of in, and double the amount of ‘fun snaps’!
So there we were under cover of darkness in the back yard. Charlie was looking out with his binoculars from behind the safety of the sunroom. I was in the garden with my rubber gloves on ready to light the match.
Well it was a bit of an anti-climax as I had to light it twice and each time I heard the quotes from Halloween in my head. Never go near a fire work even if it looks like it has gone out.
To describe this ‘device’ accurately – it was like an overly aggressive candle. Charlie was delighted and I was delighted as I told Robert, it would make a funny blog.
Never blog about terrorism or explosives he warned. He told me of a cornish folk singer who was arrested for inciting terrorism – he sang about Cornish independence. He was raided at 6am one morning four years ago, arrested and kept in custody for a day.
So on Robert’s reckoning – I will be ‘lifted’ tomorrow morning before the school run. Tempting eh?