Day: 12 Aug, 2016

Birds, Bees & A Link-Up | Sheela Writes

Birds, Bees & A Link-Up

People talk about it, Everywhere and all of the time.   What am I referring to?  Why, sex, of course.  A topic that is, in equal parts, as lambasted over all media channels as it is spoken in hushed, furtive tones. Yes, let’s talk about sex, baby. There’s a deviation from my usual blog post. ARE YOU INTRIGUED YET? So today, I want to talk about sex.  Now this is not an easy one, my friends.  I was brought up in an exceedingly conservative environment.  To understand just how “fuddy duddy” things were, during an English lesson with my mother, in response to the question of what the plural of “penny” was, I said “pennies“.  My mother blushed red as a beetroot, shushed me, blurting, “Don’t say that!!!” Honestly?  I had no idea what she meant.  A few years later, I (erroneously) thought it was because I’d made a grammatical mistake.  After all, the plural of penny is pence.  Many years on, I realised it was because my mother felt my pronunciation of “pennies” was …