Monthly Archives: August 2010

>In which I (kind of) disagree with Nick on Paternity Leave

>Most babies are cute, but they actually don’t come much cuter than Florence Cameron, the Prime Minister’s new baby daughter, as the first photos of her showed. I don’t often link to the Fail, but there are rare occasions, when they … Continue reading

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>Outdoor nursery’s future threatened by hand washing rules

> Lucy White enjoys climbing a tree at the Secret Garden (reproduced with permission of Alex White) I’ve written angrily before about common sense being flung out the window when it comes to “child safety”. Despite my own over-anxiety as … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Education, Health and Safety | 5 Comments

>Labour didn’t love NHS Direct

>There’s been a lot of controversy about the Government’s decision to close down NHS Direct in England and, as usual, the Labour Party have gone into overdrive to save it. NHS Direct seems to me to be a very different … Continue reading

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>F1: A Birthday Belgian Bonanza for Mark Webber?

>The track at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium  is one of my favourites of the F1 calendar. It’s fast and owes much of its lush, green beauty to the frequent rain showers its little micro-climate bestows on it. A weekend at Spa … Continue reading

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>"Ten Reasons why Gay Marriage is wrong"

>I’m following in the footsteps of Stephen and Micheàl in posting this as it’s worth sharing.The original came from Will McGarvey who was reposting Mitchell Sturgess on Facebook.  If you know me at all, you’ll have realised that it’s not … Continue reading

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>Edinburgh Fringe: Now I Know my BBC – Toby Hadoke

>As you’ll know if you read my review of Toby Hadoke’s Moths ate my Doctor Who scarf, that show inspired me to see his new production, Now I know my BBC. This was an eloquent and incredibly funny look back … Continue reading

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>Do you have an embarrassing story to tell?

>I have just entered this competition on author Keris Stainton’s website in which you have to tell about an embarrassing moment. The best stories, published anonymously to spare the guilty, will be voted for by readers on her blog. An … Continue reading

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>The BOTYS – Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year suggestions

>So, finally, we’ve got to the Big One, the Grand Prix, the Cordon Bleu Jaune: the Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year. There are lots of fantastic Lib Dem Blogs out there, but my suggestions for the shortlist are in my opinion … Continue reading

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>It’s my 22nd Wedding Anniversary!

>Today is my 22nd wedding anniversary, another year my long suffering husband has put up with me. Tonight we are going out for dinner, I think to Wagamama. We met just before Kylie released her first single (I should be … Continue reading

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>The BOTYS – Best non Liberal Democrat politics blog

>We’re almost there with BOTY nomination suggestions. The penultimate category is best non Liberal Democrat politics blog. I am going to repeat last year’s nomination, which actually made the shortlist, of J Arthur MacNumpty, whose thoughts are ghost written by … Continue reading

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