Howdy Duffer Lovers, time to stick my head over the parapet once more. I know things have been quiet but things have been changing (mostly for the better) here at Duffer Towers, and it's safe to say that I've/We've been hella busy. So... Christening Moved house (Finally!!! It has a garden!!! And space!!) Changed contracts
Out of interest, has anyone done any research into the economic impact of the zero-tolerance policy on children being taken out of school for holidays? I'm curious because it won't be long until we are affected by this, but I've also noticed that the silly holiday season is becoming more and more difficult in the
This is a feeling I get quite a lot. I've worked hard to achieve certain things, only to discover that those things are ultimately a bit meaningless. Swapping terrible business platitudes (that I was poor at doing anyway - I've wrestled the "Haway man, you *pause* are *pause* talking *pause* *emphasis* SHITE!" monster more often
Full of piratical goodness.
Ah, so much for me posting daily! Life, house jigglage, professional courses, poorly child, scabby eyed mother, poorly husband, sleep disturbance and work have all conspired to keep me quiet. But to be fair to myself (and to anyone who reads this blog) at least, dear reader, who've been spared me giving it "I'm so
This time one year ago, I was lying in the RVI waiting for labour to start. Bloody hell.
I made the error of stumbling across this rather judgemental pile of shite earlier and had to share: Census reveals that fewer women are staying at home to raise children. Official figures show that there are now 300,000 fewer mothers at home that previously estimated. Experts said that those who decide to sacrifice their career
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20406743 I actually don't object to the thrust of the research behind this article and breastfeeding (when it goes well) is great and a lovely experience for mother and baby as well as all the health benefits is something of a no-brainer. Yada, yada, yada...Though for quite a lot of new mothers, it's utterly crap.
The case of Savita Halappanavar has highlighted why I will never, ever stop banging on about this. Since becoming a parent, I've become actually more pro-choice than I was before. I didn't actually believe that was possible. So....Mr Rhyming Slang.... Yes, that's you, Mr.Hunt, oh and you, Dorries, you fame-chasing-right-wing-press-baiting-blogger-harassing-half-wit, now hopefully up to your nipples in
To be completely honest, I garnered a faint suspicion early on that my darling Mini D was perhaps going to take after my side of the family (in some respects) at the 12 week scan. From the anecdotes that I've heard from quite a lot of mothers, their "euphemism" was serenely treading water, sleeping or