Monthly Archives: October 2012

Remembering a lovely man

I am always proud to say that Walter and I were just one of the five founding families behind DC Network.  One of the other families, with whom we became close friends, were Maggie and Charlie Manicom and their daughter … Continue reading

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It’s Fertility Show time again

This time next week the Fertility Show will be all over again for another year.  DC Network has very mixed feelings about having a stand at such a commercial event but Jonathan who runs it is a lovely man and … Continue reading

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Transition times are never easy

I’m feeling rough again so in no state to gestate and write new material, so here is a ‘think piece’ I wrote for the magazine of another organisation back in Autumn 2004 just before anonymity for donors ended in April … Continue reading

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The value of looking on the lighter side…

I have spent most of today going through the responses to the Talking and Telling exercise I conducted at the national conference nearly two weeks ago now.  Many things struck me as I read through the fears and successes noted … Continue reading

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Language and identity: are there connections?

Last Sunday I contributed to one of DC Network’s Preparation for Donor Conception Parenthood workshops by running the session on psycho-social and emotional issues.  Participants first of all watch the film A Different Story featuring seven sperm donor conceived children … Continue reading

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Spanish fandango Part 3 or where are all the Spanish DC adults?

Walter and I have just spent a very bizarre evening in a private suite at a very posh hotel in Mayfair.  We were there as invitees of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce to hear the Medical Director of one of … Continue reading

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A day to remember

I’ve not been feeling great over the past few days so have not got around to posting about the DC Network conference that took place in Bristol at the weekend.  I want to put that right now. About 120 members … Continue reading

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This cannot be right!

This is not new news but a research grant that was awarded in February 2012 has just been brought to my attention and it makes me furious.  Rosamund Scott, Professor of Law and Ethics at Kings College London University and … Continue reading

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It’s those mixed feelings again…

It’s a week of very mixed feelings.  On Sunday we had a big party for family and friends to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and a rather large birthday of mine.  The house was full of good conversation and good … Continue reading

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