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Pregnancy and birth during lockdown: One dad’s story

Imagine what pregnancy and birth are like during lockdown. Lockdown rules mean you’d be unable to attend antenatal appointments and when your child eventually arrives, you can’t introduce them to the world because you’re not allowed to meet anyone. This is exactly what ‘lockdown dad’ Phil Norris has experienced and he has been kind to

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GCSE exams in summer 2021? Don’t make me laugh!

Surprise surprise, Wales has announced it will be scrapping GCSE exams in 2021, following Scotland which had already said it would not hold National exams this academic year. In what must be one of the most ridiculous decisions made by Government during this pandemic, both England are Northern Ireland are doggedly insisting they will hold

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Lockdown Number Two begins

How has this week been for you? Lockdown Number Two started in England and while it stopped us as a family doing all sorts of activities, I did manage to take this ‘figure of eight’ photograph of a sparkler.

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Oban Bay: Summer seems like a long time ago

Here’s a further photograph of Oban Bay, taken during our short stay in Oban about six weeks ago (see another one here). It was a balmy, summer evening when I took this image. It seemed fitting to share the picture now as the weather has suddenly turned very autumnal. I’d probably get blown into the

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School communication apps: Too much communication?

Over the past few weeks a major change has happened in our household. We’ve become a two-school family. Helen, our eldest child has started at secondary school while Izzy has continued at her primary. This has had one predictable yet odd result: Notification after notification arrives on my phone because of all the school communication

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