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Why it’s important to Let Toys be Toys

Something I never really noticed before becoming a parent was how heavily gendered toys can be. The impact of this on the way children play and develop is clear for all to see. Not too long after I became a dad and started blogging, I became aware of the Let Toys Be Toys campaign.

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Covid-19

COVID 0, Vaccine 1: Adjusting to a post-Lockdown world

The nurse, Doreen, pushed the needle into my arm. I felt the mildest of pin pricks. A colleague of Doreen’s had been attempting to keep me chatting. I guessed this was a good cop / bad cop thing: Doreen was the bad cop administering the vaccine while her colleague kept me talking to distract me,

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Family Life & parenting

Death by Garlic: Oliver’s Kitchen style #AD

Oliver’s Kitchen is a small, family run business that sells, among many other items, a garlic press. I was asked to try out that garlic press and this gave me the opportunity to create a hardcore, garlic pasta dish called Death by Garlic. If you’re a garlic lover, as I am, this dish is most

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Family Life & parenting

University education: Is it overrated?

Over the past few months, my eldest daughter has made a few comments about going to university. Despite only being in Year 7, she’s clearly picked up on the fact that older teenagers often fly the family home and go off to this mysterious place called “university” to study for three years.

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Family Life & parenting

Recipes through your letterbox with SimplyCook #AD

During a year of lockdowns, recipe subscription services seem to have boomed in popularity. I’ve noticed more people signing up to them and receiving deliveries. I’m familiar with many of the popular services, but SimplyCook was new to me. Mrs Adams and I have tried the service out and has one very appealing selling point.

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