The Scout and the bike accident
Aug27

The Scout and the bike accident

My eldest can be a pain in the ar*e approximately 95% of the time. But, when the chips are down, he surprises us all and reminds us what a lovely son and brother he really is. I took the kids for a bike ride the other day. We agreed that the boys would ride on ahead, sticking together, and I would ride with my daughter. We’d gone about 100 metres when my younger son wobbled, skidded and fell off his bike in truly spectacular...

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Struggling with my boys
Aug26

Struggling with my boys

I’ve got to the point in the school holidays where I’ve had enough. Those boys who went away for 12 days and I really missed? I’m struggling with them. On paper, my 14 year old son isn’t a bad teenager at all. He doesn’t drink or smoke or do drugs. He behaves himself at school (although he doesn’t work much). There are no concerns about underage sex. He doesn’t give his parents cheek or have...

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Science4You Candle Factory
Aug24

Science4You Candle Factory

Kids think science is boring? It’s time for them to think again! Once kids get to secondary school, they get to do experiments in the science labs, but for primary school children, there’s not many opportunities for hands-on science. Science4You toys are newly-launched in the UK. They allow 8-12 year olds to have fun with science by creating something exciting, while they are learning. The toys encourage fun, education and...

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Silent Sunday 23.8.15
Aug22

Silent Sunday 23.8.15

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H Fitting
Aug20

H Fitting

Dear Shoe Manufacturers My son is nearly 12. He is the nicest boy you could ever wish to meet. He is good at sport and funny and very clever. Because he’s so clever, he’s going to grammar school. He’s growing up and he’s looking forward to going to his new school. He wants to look his best. He’s got a smart uniform and a cool new bag. He wants shoes to fit his new grown up life and his fantastic new...

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