Over the last few months, conspiracy theories have popped up everywhere, there is a group of people who are ready to spread a new theory.
This morning I spend some time reflecting on the past 12 months. If I’m honest, there was a lot of crying involved too. I think it’s something that most of us do in December. For many of us, it may be more important than ever to reflect on 2020 and discover what we have learned. … Continue reading Reflecting on 2020
Today I saw a letter that the prime minister had written to a little boy who was concerned that the current pandemic would mean that Father Christmas wouldn’t be able to visit. In the letter, he reassures the child that he consulted with the scientists and Santa will indeed be able to leave gifts for… Continue reading My thoughts on 2020, children, covid, Christmas and the future
In recent years, there has been a massive surge in the popularity of Halloween partially thanks to an increase in programmes from America depicting extravagantly decorated houses and groups of children trick or treating. Whereas in the past, families would have mostly ignored the occasion or maybe carved a slightly dubious looking pumpkin, now it’s… Continue reading It’s Halloween, but not as you know it
When the country first went into lockdown, back in March, I think I felt the same combination of fear, panic and dread that all parents felt. Whether you have one child or an entire football team, the prospect of being confined to home with only an hours exercise each day was daunting. Prior to lockdown,… Continue reading Educating a large family during lockdown
Now that the children have been back to school for a little while, there is only really one conversation that happens in our house. I find myself repeating it like a mantra every morning as they get their uniforms on. “Don’t cough! Don’t even think about coughing! Definitely don’t pretend to cough!” 6 months out… Continue reading Don’t even think about coughing!