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PROF COX v SARAH VINE

03/16/11

There has been a big argument on the internet today surrounding comments that Sarah Vine made in The Times about Professor Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe television programme.To roughly prĂ©cis her…

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FIFTEEN MINUTES EACH

03/13/11

I read an article recently that said that a parent should spend fifteen minutes a day with each child on an individual basis. According to the report, you should put…

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A COMPETITIVE EDGE

03/11/11

I came relatively late in life to skiing. I was 25 when I first donned those unwieldy boots and took to the snow in nervous trepidation. I loved it at once although…

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LEAVING HOME

03/02/11

On Sunday I am going away. I am going skiing with a group of girlfriends. It is a repeat of a highly successful trip last year. The chalet is gorgeous…

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A PIECE OF CAKE

02/27/11

It’s my son’s birthday party today. Being a Leapling, he doesn’t actually have a birthday this year but we are pretending that it is as usual. But with the party…

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PLUS POINTS AND DOWNERS

02/23/11

There are lots of positives about writing a blog. It started as a way of expressing myself but now, 290 posts later, it’s beginning to look like a pretty accurate…

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OPTIONS OPTIONS

02/21/11

It’s Options time in our house. I cannot believe that my eldest is about to have to make a real decision about something that matters. It is, of course, just…

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MY SPARE TIME SPENDER

02/16/11

It’s been a while since I mentioned my course so I thought I’d give you a bit of an update.For those that don’t know, in September I started an English…

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TIGER MOTHER

02/11/11

The Tiger Mother is all the rage. Brought into sharp focus by a recent book with a serialization on Radio 4, this style of parenting, favoured by the Chinese, has…

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ALCOHOL AND THE TEENAGE GIRL.

02/09/11

A couple of weeks ago my fourteen year old went away for a week’s residential trip with school. The kit list came home and in block capitals across the bottom…