Deb's Digest
Debbie Atkinson’s family life column, as featured in the Southport Visiter.

Monday, 18 August 2008


While our younger son was home for the weekend I was telling him that I'd just bought tickets to see Boy George at the Liverpool Philharmonic. He seemed overly surprised and it took me a while to work out why. I have a horrible feeling that we might be perched on the front row of the circle in amongst the whole of Liverpool's gay community. Not, I must very quickly add, that I have anything against them whatsoever, but WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT! My husband doesn't even know that he's going yet.

The artist son came round in a newly-acquired Golf Plus to take his brother for a spin round the block and to see the nursery. I'm not sure that our younger son knows what to make of all this baby activity and he came back with photos on his mobile of Oscar's more unusual clothes (including a baby Columbo-style mac) to send to all his friends.


  1. Deb, I haven't yet received the London son's picture message of Oscar's clothes; could you please ask him to buck his ideas up and get sending? Many thanks!

  2. Hope that you enjoy Boy George. Neil Diamond will take some beating.

  3. Hi Deb, I'm new to your blog and am enjoying it very much. Have fun at your concert. If I could get out to Las Vegas to see Bette Midler perform, I would be there in a second. Loved the Christian video. Yes I have seen it before BUT it's such a beautiful video I enjoyed it just as much the second time round. I also have never seen the photo of the lion in the flat, so that was nice to see too.

  4. Hi denise - thanks for your comments - just been looking at your site - very interesting. I'll take a longer look later, we've just walked through the door from a break in York.

  5. Hi Ollie - hope by now you've got the pics of Oscar's clothes. Nice of you to take an interest!