Second week of training to learn de-escalation and restraint techniques.

 TBH am thus far a tad disappointed that I am not a master of the ‘Vulcan Death Grip’ or ‘Wushi Finger Hold’ of Kung Fu Panda fame or at the very least that thing you can do to animals to hypnotise them into submission like Mel Gibson does to the guard dog in ‘Lethal Weapon’ or was it Paul Hogan in ‘Crocodile Dundee’. I forget but you know the thing I mean. It sometimes works on your menfolk if you need to calm them down after they’ve had a few too many.

                                               You have 20 seconds to comply

Perhaps the course that teaches those things was too expensive.


Hands up who is watching the ‘Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ show at 9pm?

(Anyone without their hand up now is a liar.) and I’m not watching it in a mean way, I find the whole culture fascinating. Although I’m glad I didn’t marry the first proper kissy kissy boyfriend I had let me tell you… ( or the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th for that matter either)

If only I’d thought to have fairy lights on my wedding cake, which, to be fair, was spectacular enough but if it had been flashing on and off then WOW!

Actually I just youtubed the dog hypnosis thing and it was Crocodile Dundee I meant NOT Lethal Weapon which if you click here –   you will see why.

I can assure you I have never (yet) tried this approach to try and coax a drunken man into submission (although maybe I should???)