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Family

  • Please help vulnerable kids to have a Safe Summer

    Tweet It’s all too easy when we’re thinking about our own summer holiday plans with our families to forget that there are many kids growing up in the UK for whom the school holidays can…

    June 4, 2015
  • The guilty remnants

    Tweet I’m a bit obsessed with new US series The Leftovers – in fact I’d go as far as to say it’s my favourite TV show since Lost. It focuses on a small town,…

    September 24, 2014
  • Easter chick

    Tweet Much as I love Christmas – I even have a whole cupboard for our decorations, for goodness’ sake – Easter is, really, my favourite celebration. The fact that it’s spring, I can put…

    April 23, 2014
  • The Moment in Time meme

    Tweet I was watching the movie About Time one night last week; it’s rather a confused film about time travel, with lots of unanswered questions. But one of the best scenes is when the…

    February 9, 2014
  • Humbled by Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company

    Tweet It’s the child’s bed that does it for me. A pink bed, with a white sculpture of a child on top of it. Above, a mobile, coat hangers of men’s shoes. They represent,…

    January 14, 2014
  • All I want for Christmas

    Tweet It’s funny how you reach a certain stage in life where receiving Christmas presents ceases to be the most important thing about the holidays. Maybe it’s a sign of maturity, or maybe it’s…

    December 1, 2013
  • November snapshots

    Tweet So, after what turned out to be an unexpectedly bleak October, November brought blue skies, extraordinary technicolour sunsets and the chance to catch up with some of my favourite people. We celebrated three…

    November 27, 2013
  • Back from the abyss

    Tweet As some of you noticed, I’ve been largely absent from this blog and social media for the past 10 days. Sometimes something happens in your real life that completely obliterates everything else. The…

    October 13, 2013
  • Want to see my slide show?

    Tweet Remember the old days (OK, some of you may be too young), when people used to watch ‘slides’ of each other’s holidays? This *actually* happened. People would gather at each other’s homes for…

    October 2, 2013
  • My first time on a big ship

    Tweet I’m very lucky to have been on a few cruises, but if I try to think about where my love of being at sea comes from, I suspect it’s to do with this…

    July 17, 2013