Silent Sunday 27.12.15
Dec27

Silent Sunday 27.12.15

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The German Christmas market
Dec23

The German Christmas market

My younger son’s school holds a German Christmas market every year as a charity fundraiser. There’s no little wooden huts like you normally see at German Christmas markets. It’s essentially an indoor fete with a slightly German theme Over the course of his first term at grammar school, my son has thrown himself into everything the school has to offer, including school concerts, the rugby team and the school musical....

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Peanut allergy: The skin prick test
Dec22

Peanut allergy: The skin prick test

It’s just over four years since my eldest’s peanut allergy was confirmed with a consumption test, which is a pretty scary thing where a person has to eat a small quantity of the thing they’re allergic too. As someone who isn’t asthmatic, my son is considered to be fairly low risk. But always at the back of my mind is the knowledge that peanuts could kill him. When he reacts, his face swells up. It’s...

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Crawling over the finish line
Dec21

Crawling over the finish line

I used to think I was busy. But now I realise I’d never known busy until I had three kids at three different schools. I never would have guessed the difference an extra school could make to our family. For a start, I have to drive to and from school every day for the first time ever. Possibly another comprehensive wouldn’t have had the same impact, but my son’s grammar school is very demanding of our time because it...

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Silent Sunday 20.12.15
Dec20

Silent Sunday 20.12.15

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