Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hype, Hope and Headlines

Went to another excellent and fascinating Progress Educational Trust event last night, but this was the first time that I had the very strong instinct that there was more left unspoken than was actually said.  The knives remained sheathed but … Continue reading

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The uncomfortable truth for parents

Catching up on Saturday’s newspapers, having been in Nottingham that day, I have found myself inspired, once again, by an article in the Guardian Family Section.  The headline, The Truth Won’t Hurt, although written about parents trying to protect their … Continue reading

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We owe it to our kids to deal with our stuff first

It took three hours to stop-start our way up the M1 to Nottingham on Friday afternoon and exactly two hours to whiz back early Saturday evening.  We stayed Friday night at the Belfry Hotel – surprisingly good for somewhere situated … Continue reading

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The birds and the…Irish donor bees

There is a real irony to the title of this post.  One of the dads at Saturday’s NISIG conference in Limerick had everyone in stitches with his reference to telling children about the birds and the donor bees, but the … Continue reading

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Limerick here we come

We came back from the Friuli area of Italy on Tuesday.  If you are not familiar with this north-eastern corner of the blessed country I highly recommend a visit.  Not many Brits make it past Venice, unless it is to … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a petri dish

There’s a regular little column in The Guardian Weekend mag called ‘What I’m really thinking’.  This week it featured, The IVF Child.  Not donor conceived but straight IVF, parents own  eggs and sperm but conceived in a petri dish rather … Continue reading

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