They might be full of pensioners and tea-cosy knitting marmalade makers, but … the average bowls club is a pit of vipers. Bullying. Backbiting. White-anting. Fallings-out are uncommonly common. There are personality clashes, etiquette breaches, temper tantrums. Continue reading Bunfight at the bowlo
A lovely little vignette of family life in Shirley Jackson’s Raising Demons:
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With weddings in the news (and who among you didn’t watch the recent Royal Wedding?) we have some suggestions of what not to do when planning one of your own. There are perils to be avoided far worse than gospel preachers.