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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

  Time is speeding up. I have no evidence for this statement but I am utterly convinced that it is true. It seems to be Christmas every six months. This last year has been the quickest yet. I fear that record will continue to be broken every single year. The strangest part is that it is only at times like Christmas that I realise it. The rest is more of a blur spent doing very important things. Most of which…

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Back to School.

Back to School.

School is back. With it comes early wake up calls, washing uniforms, lost pencils, homework, afterschool activities and daily collections. Routine is back. The summer was fun but I’m ok with school being back. We’re back in the rhythm already and it’s been less than a week. Christmas will come in a blur. I’ve always known I wanted children. I don’t think it was even a decision. Some biological imperative deep inside meant that I never had to put much…

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Social Media: The Wild West.

Social Media: The Wild West.

  Most people are nice. Or at least they seem to be. Anytime I’m out for a walk the vast majority of people say hello as they pass. People will move aside to make way for a buggy, cars will stop to let you cross the road, most people are nice. I don’t think anyone has ever randomly thrown abuse at me in public. Nobody has called me names or delivered personal insult. Thankfully that kind of behaviour would be…

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No more Homework!

No more Homework!

Populism has taken the world by storm. Donald Trump and Brexit are the most damaging examples. Like so many others I have watched with dismay. In that light I’m a little uncomfortable proposing what could be considered the most populist proposal ever. No more homework. It’s a wish I’m sure we’ve all heard throughout our school lives. Just thinking back to the mountains of work gives me a feeling akin to fingernails on a blackboard. As a campaign it has…

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