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Children, Friends, Work

Pre-Christmas school-related grumpiness

Anyone who follows me on Twitter may have noticed a long rant about a school event and the totally dire communication about it from school and the PTA. But it's not just the official communication, it's also the attitude of some of the PTA. They assume that we can read between the lines and guess… Continue reading Pre-Christmas school-related grumpiness

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Politics & Equality

Remembrance Day

This last week I've seen a bunch of posts, profile decorations, photos about Remembrance day with Union Jacks and St George's crosses. So I want to say something about that. Remembrance is about taking time to consider the sacrifices made during war. Primarily we think of the armed forces and those who died, but also… Continue reading Remembrance Day

Children, Politics & Equality

Skip a few steps

I'm off to foreign parts (the Watford of Paris to be vague) in a few weeks. Tonight I made himself do large boy's packed lunch. There were many questions. There was discussion about whether it was enough. His water bottle got left on the side. And then... "I won't be doing this while you're away… Continue reading Skip a few steps