Celebrating Life

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As a teacher of Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies it has come as no surprise that A LOT of people have wanted to ask about Islam recently. Although I’m a Christian myself, it is a subject that I’ve studied for a long time and taught to a lot of people. […]

What Should Education Look Like?

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Over the last month or so we’ve had to make some very difficult decisions about Thomas’ nursery care. We had been really happy with the care provided, but when management announced a number of major changes we really had to re-assess whether it was the right place for him. We […]

Tips for Getting a Family Pet

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I blame Topsy and Tim. I blame them and their insufferable Mummy. With their chirpy, we can do anything mantra, they have every blooming pet under the sun. The book even insists that you count them. Katie has them memorised. Her resulting demands for a pet are entirely their fault. […]

Review: Messy Me High Chair Cushions

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Anyone who knows me well will be aware that I’m a little fussy about what we have in our house. I’m not a massive fan of things that are plastic or garish, and I positively loathe anything emblazoned with cartoon characters. Having kids, with a relentless love of thing like […]

Philosophy Series: Can suffering ever make you stronger?

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When I heard that Jen’s beautiful son Finlay had died, it felt like the world had somehow gone wrong. Children aren’t meant to die. Certainly not out of the blue. It was like we had all somehow wandered into the twilight zone. As the blur settled into reality, I’ve watched Jen through […]

Edinburgh Family life in a Ford EcoSport

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We were recently asked to test drive the Ford EcoSport to see how it stood up to family life in Edinburgh. I don’t cover a massive amount of mileage a year around Edinburgh but equally I wouldn’t survive long without a car. A car is crucial for our school-run and getting the […]