Monthly Archives: April 2012

The National Trust’s 50 things to do … are we all going mad?

April 26, 2012
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National Trust

Last week the news was full of the new list from The National Trust; 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 years old. The media responded with  plenty of “Signs of the Times” doom and gloom about how the Security Services are not allowed to do most of the list due to Health...

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Water Babies

April 23, 2012
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Water baby

A water obsessed road-runner Our son, Jago, is now 15 months old.  During the last couple of few weeks he has perfected a freestyle form of walk/running oddly reminiscent of the road-runner cartoon character.  This newly discovered mobility has opened up a wide range of different games.  By far the most popular is a...

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Daddy Cool? – Why Fathers Need To Be Calm And Confident In The Labour Room

April 17, 2012
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sarah

It’s not often in a man’s life, that he is catapulted entirely out of his comfort zone and thrust into an environment where he does not have a central role. Initially, for expecting parents the physiology of childbirth is the great unknown but for women at least, our role has been defined by nature....

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Baby Sports Stars

April 11, 2012
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My son played for AFC Wimbledon today. Is that not every Dad’s and some Mum’s dream? Your child is conceived and within days, in my case at least, your partner is predicting great sporting achievements. Daughters will win Wimbledon a la Chrissie Evett or maybe in other families the bump is destined to be...

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Trying not to lose it

April 4, 2012
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The other day I lost Arthur’s coat – it was a mild day and I had slung it over my bag as we walked back from the park, which means it probably fell off somewhere en route. I do hope some lovely little boy is wearing it now rather than it lying in a...

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