4 Ways to Turn Old Paper Bags Into Cat Toys

It’s one of the world’s universal truths that a cat will usually like a simple box or piece of paper far more than the luxurious bed or funky toy that you just picked up at a hefty price. Well, with paper bags at your disposal you can turn that problem [Read more]

Time for Tea

This year I hosted the inaugural Granddaughter Tea at the Strange house. I think I’ve now established a new tradition. For the past 44 years, I’ve dealt successfully (I think) with newborn, toddler, pre-adolescent, teen, college-age, and adult males. Now five adorable new challenges are in my life— granddaughters! To [Read more]

My adventures with my son: from caving to kayaking

Now that it is drawing to a close (he’ll be 16 tomorrow), I can reflect that one of the aspects of my son Sam’s childhood I have got right — not entirely right but more or less — is that we’ve enjoyed a fair few adventures together. I mean old-school, [Read more]