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For fun

When statistics are right

Mornings.   The smell of coffee, toast, eggs and bacon. Spilt milk and sticky cheerios hardening onto the table cloth. Wails of ‘but I don’t WANT to go to school!’ and ‘Have you made my packed lunch yet?’ Toothpaste drool dribbled [...]

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When the kids are always (sometimes) right

Sophie LOVES to dance! She doesn’t walk from room to room she jetes, leaps and twirls, narrowly escaping the impaling of door handles and table corners, or tripping over Olly’s wheels.   When she was three years old a day wouldn’t [...]

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The Naivety of Presumption

"Hello!" The letter begins. It's written on glossy white paper with a cute little bear dressed as a bee in the corner. The letter comes from The Book Trust and is accompanied with a shiny new book that all Reception aged children have received [...]

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Is there any escape?

Every Wednesday we drive past the new McDonalds in Morecaster. Sophie has never been to McDonalds before which is quite an achievement for an almost 7 year old who has spent her entire life living less than 100 metres from Morecaster's 'Old' [...]

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Why don’t teenagers come with a manual?

On my living room floor, there is a pile of roasted and salted peanuts. Looking a little more closely I can see some cashew nuts too. It’s quite a heaped pile. A bowlful I’d say. What they’re doing on the living room carpet just underneath [...]

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How to speak French

“Mummy, you’re going to have to speak soon.” Sophie’s voice was low and steady as she held my hand and gave me a concerned look. Her hand felt sweaty and clammy, or maybe that was my mine. It was only our second day on holiday in the small [...]

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