Sal Thomas
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Sal Thomas is a writer, comedy dabbler, wife and mum.

The BBC once described her as ‘that bird who keeps sending us scripts’.

She also does marketing to keep her in the no-frills lifestyle to which she’s grown accustomed, as being a mum only pays £0.81 per hour, and then only for the first 12 months.

Her blog ‘Raising Edgar’ ponders the joys of parenting (and other things), and is co-written with her much funnier, but less hirsute husband.

It deals with burning issues such as how lack of sleep will kill you, how controlled crying should be renamed out-of-control crying, and how wigs for babies spells the end of mankind as we know it.

She has a love/hate relationship with social media, emoticons, and herself.

Entries by Sal Thomas

Why I'm Giving Up Emoticons for New Year

(0) Comments | Posted 7 January 2014 | (00:00)

I think I hate net speak.

Text emoticons. Reductionist acronyms. Lazy abbreviations. Smiley faces. I want to kill them all.

Or should that be slash slash backslash them right up their colons?

It all started innocently enough. I myself tried my first 'FYI' back at University, but I definitely didn't...

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An Unforgettable Baby's First Christmas? Probably, but for All the Wrong Reasons

(0) Comments | Posted 23 December 2013 | (12:58)

I'm a big fan of Christmas. In fact I'm a big fan of any calendar event that allows me to consume my own body weight in cheese, pickled eggs, and the old-lady cocktail of choice 'the snowball'.

I'm less fond of the run up to it though.

I suspect there...

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Let's Raise the Age Of Consent to 35

(19) Comments | Posted 20 November 2013 | (00:00)

So the president of the Faculty of Public Health, Professor John Ashton, has called for a debate on lowering the age of sexual consent to 15.

Apparently kids are currently receiving 'mixed' signals from society as to when the real cut-off period for legality is.

Rather than changing the law,...

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Almost Everything You Need To Know About Bonfire Night

(3) Comments | Posted 5 November 2013 | (00:00)

Forgotten the historical reason why many of us accidentally set fire to our sheds on 5 November? Or wondering what the best firework to lose an eye to is?

Here's a handy guide to Bonfire Night for anyone with absolutely nothing better to do for the next two minutes.

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Nine Ways Raising Babies Is Like Raving, Baby

(3) Comments | Posted 4 November 2013 | (00:00)

At some point when you become a parent you realise that YOU WILL NEVER GO RAVING AGAIN.

It doesn't matter that the last time you went raving was so long ago Deadmau5 was something you found in your student kitchen, you'll still feel like a tiny morsel of freedom...

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How To Be A Spy - An Eight Point Guide for Presidents

(2) Comments | Posted 25 October 2013 | (11:23)

He may be the 044 President of the United States, but Obama is proving to be a piss-poor 007 when it comes to the spying game.

So here's a handy cut-out-and-keep guide on surveillance that even a president could follow.

Know Your Enemies
No really. The...

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What They Don't Tell You About Being Pregnant

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (01:00)

Some close friends have recently announced their first pregnancy and I couldn't be more thrilled that they will soon be subject to the sleepless nights and crippling anxiety that we have to live with every single day.

Perhaps most excitingly, I now get to become that person who, having managed...

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Ten Reasons Why Working Mums Make Kick-Ass Employees

(13) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (01:00)

Working mums get a hard rap.

If we're not being brow-beaten by family for abandoning our babies, we're being bitched about by less child-challenged colleagues for leaving work early enough to spend quality time watching our kids crap in the bath.

So to anyone who ever thought that...

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