Collect memories, not photographs.

I started a little something on Twitter the other day. I ran a poll asking whether people think it’s acceptable to use their phones to take photographs in schools and childcare settings.

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A dad takes a photograph of a school play. Do us parents really need to take photographs in school settings, or should we collect memories instead?
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The residential school trip

Just before the kids broke up for the Christmas break, Mrs Adams and I received an email from Helen and Izzy’s school. It was a very simple message, but my heart has been aching ever since.

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Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off on a residential school trip my daughter goes.
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My experience of fatherhood is different to most

I sometimes look at my life and have to remind myself my experience of fatherhood is very different to many other menfolk. Put bluntly, my existence has gone off in a completely different direction compared to my male peers who work full-time.

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The part-time revolutionary who says “don’t believe the hype”

Every now and again I get to meet a figure like Dan Flanagan. According to his Linkedin profile, Dan is a “social entrepreneur” and yet he also describes himself as a “part-time revolutionary.”

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Part-time revolutionary Dan Flanagan attends a festival with his son.

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Motherless, as drawn by someone special

You know what it’s like when you move house; you put things in boxes and then unpack them a while later. In doing so you sometimes discover hidden gems that were long forgotten. This drawing, a picture of the statue Motherless by George Anderson Lawson is one such item.

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A drawing by Mrs Adams of of the statue Motherless, a work by George Anderson Lawson.

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