Monthly Archives: August 2011

Not so much a missing piece…more an additional piece

One of the many things that struck me when watching the very sensitively filmed documentary Donor Mum: the children I have never met last night, was how openness between parents and children in both families had created a climate where … Continue reading

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Real life…and new babies

Well it’s the Tuesday after the Bank Holiday and real life ought to be starting up again…and in some ways it is with the showing Donor Mum tonight and the feature on egg donation that is hopefully on the One … Continue reading

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Donor Mum: The Children I Have Never met

Just a reminder that the documentary Donor Mum: The Children I Have Never Met is on BBC1 at 10.35 tomorrow (Tuesday) night…and it’s important to watch it then rather than rely on iPlayer so that you can log on to … Continue reading

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Parenting!

This parenting stuff never stops!  All new parents like Peter and Emily think they are in for 18 years of it but I seem to recall that some of our most anxious moments about Peter were when he was in … Continue reading

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The miracle of life…we are grandparents

Well it’s been an amazing 24 hours.  I’m exhausted and I’m just one of the grandmothers of a wonderful little girl who came into the world at 3.03pm yesterday weighing 7lb 3oz.  Mum and dad are over the moon – … Continue reading

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Thoughts on an August birthday

It’s my birthday today and the rain, earlier sheeting down in London and now greyly drizzling, reminds me of childhood August birthdays marooned far from my friends on some remote farm…my parents idea of a fun summer holiday.  August birthdays … Continue reading

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Something from the weekend

It’s interesting how often the weekend papers will bring news and articles that feature donor conception in one way or another.  The Guardian on Saturday had a short column about a Spanish football club that had made a film for … Continue reading

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What is a Family?

I’m a Guardian reader (wouldn’t you just have known it) and on Thursdays enjoy reading and often agree with Deborah Orr when she writes in G2.  This week I could not more fundamentally disagree with part of her thesis about … Continue reading

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The film…and the irony of UKDL’s threatened closure

Here is the latest news from After Adoption Yorkshire, the organisation that runs UK Donor Link, about the film featuring UKDL registrants that is to be shown on BBC1 on 30th August.  Please do watch it and then go on … Continue reading

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Cats!

What is it about cats?  All our kids are bonkers about them, Zannah thinks she is one and I spent half a supervision session today with my mentor talking about her terminally ill cat and whether it should come home … Continue reading

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