And the Winner is…

Awards ceremonies appear to continue to be all the rage; in fact there was a time when we could have spent a day a week entering competitions. Since we are now a ‘mature’ company – this being our 20th year – we don’t really think that we need the publicity …

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Happy International Women’s Day, 2013

International Women’s Day was created more than 100 years ago at a time when sexual inequality was rife and the dissatisfaction of  ‘the fairer sex’ started to gather momentum alongside the birth of some (for the age) radical ideologies. The social networks of the time slowly mounted campaigns to bring …

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My Famous Uncle

I’d like you to meet my brilliant uncle … There’s nothing like having a famous uncle. As a small child, growing up in the relatively sheltered city of Brussels (where my father was working) and then near Abergavenny in the Welsh countryside, my imagination would run wild with the stories …

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Do We Believe In Child Labour

Of course I can’t condone using children as labour in any way and abhor the idea that any child misses out growing up in the security of a loving environment where they can learn through play and creativity. But what about getting them to help out at home? Is it …

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Much Appreciated, Thank Yous

I can’t tell you how often I have told my children to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ and on the whole they are brilliant at remembering their P’s and Q’s. In fact, I think most children are pretty good at this these days. I’m sure yours are too? So why …

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Drowning in September Madness?

From the start of the academic school year until we collapse on Boxing day I’m stressed. There is no point denying the fact that I probably go a bit mad and I may even admit, begrudgingly, that I’m a tinsy-winsy bit difficult to live with? It all starts with the …

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