Conversation Overheard on Bus

‘I buyed it,’ said Little Girl.

‘No you didn’t, he gave it to you,’ said Mother.

‘But I buyed it!’

‘No, sweetie, he gave it to you.’

‘No, Mummy, I’m playing…’

‘Oh I see, it’s a game.’

‘I buyed it.’

‘But do we say buyed it or bought it?’

‘We say I did buy it.’

‘I bought it.’

‘I did bought it.’

‘Well – it’s tricky isn’t it?’

‘Tricky for mums!’


A Challenge

Eavesdrop and share your own piece of magic dialogue…

“Self Self Self”

…as my mother used to say, when I was being an obnoxious teenager. And so it happens, a good title for this post.

Why do artists constantly paint or draw themselves? In my youth, I put it down to self-involvement. Now I realise it’s because we’re the only beings on hand twenty-four hours a day.