Monthly Archives: December 2011

Musings on the time of year

What a strange time of year this hiatus between Christmas and New Year is.  The house is still decorated for the festive season – albeit tree shedding, flowers beginning to droop – but convention has it that we do not … Continue reading

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Joy and sadness at Christmas

Yesterday I opened up my Facebook page to find a whole new album of pictures of our gorgeous baby grand-daughter.  She was born in the summer and this time last year her mum and dad just knew that they were … Continue reading

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Interesting times in 2012

Slowing down for Christmas and time to look forward to 2012.  This will be DC Network’s 20th year and it could be a make or break one.  We have been in our new office just north of Kings Cross for … Continue reading

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A grandmother’s agony…more on The Archers

Here’s an update on the Archers story, first posted on 13th December.  Via the two dads, Tony and Eamon (Sharon’s husband), a plan was hatched for Pat and Tony to be able to meet Rich.  A rendezvous was set at … Continue reading

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Technology..and an angel’s answer to world decline

I’m not good with technology and nor is Walter…and I think it’s rumbled us.  We’ve had no end of problems over the last few weeks and it’s not over yet.  My beloved iMac started freezing, went to the local Mac … Continue reading

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Genetic links…and the Archers!

There’s a very interesting new story line in The Archers.  All right, I admit it, I listen to The Archers.  Anyone who has no interest in them at all might want to stop reading now.  But you might not because … Continue reading

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Who will look after our records?

Following the debacle of the consultation put out by the HFEA on increasing ‘compensation’ payments to donors, are we now to have another sham consultation?  This time on the future of the HFEA itself.  Now housed in the city tower … Continue reading

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Celebrities and egg donation

Thank goodness for an article in todays Sunday Times Style magazine (don’t ask me why it’s in this section) challenging the myth of pregnancies without the help of an egg donor over the age of 44.  Celebrities in particular are … Continue reading

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Men’s feelings at Christmas

I’m going to return later in the month to the subject of how hard this time of year is for couples and individuals longing to be parents and finding yet another holiday season coming round with still no child to … Continue reading

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Children and ‘difference’

Returned from a blissful weekend in Suffolk to Family Guardian and Charlie Condou’s The Three of Us column again.  To Charlie’s surprise, but not mine, not quite two and half year old Georgia is noticing that her family is different … Continue reading

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