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  • They eat horses, don’t they?

    Tweet I’ve seen a lot of jokes flying around about the horsemeat scandal, but I’ve had a sense of humour failure over this one. Not just because of my family background, or our special…

    February 8, 2013
  • Stop the crimes against Syria’s children

    Tweet A few months ago the blogging community united to raise awareness about the plight of people affected by the conflict in Syria. Today, Save the Children has released a video containing interviews with…

    September 25, 2012
  • Tell them about the honey, mummy

    Tweet I love this photo of No 1 Son, taken when he was 18 months old, because he’s in his favourite place – Waiting For Mummy To Make Him His Breakfast – and he…

    September 19, 2012
  • These hands stole my heart

    Tweet One of my favourite memories of No 1 Son being born – apart from the moment when he was placed briefly on my stomach, a screaming ball of fury – is seeing him…

    June 27, 2012
  • Hey, Mr Gove, leave our kids alone

    Tweet GCSEs were introduced the year after I sat my ‘O’ levels. What I remember is that there was total chaos in our school as teachers struggled to get to grips with the new…

    June 21, 2012
  • Don’t wish their lives away

    Tweet When No 1 Son was very small and I’d start planning a holiday for the following summer or talk about him starting nursery or school or reaching a milestone my mum would say…

    August 30, 2011