Category Archives: Parenting

Do You Know a Family Like This? … [a tall tale for 2012]

“So there’s this family next door … nice people, seven kids …” “ Seven kids? That’s quite a lot.” “Yeah, I don’t know whether they planned it that way, it’s not like I ever asked, anyway they seem to have … Continue reading

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I Believe in You. Here’s Why.

I believe in You. And I believe in We. Here’s my story (perhaps you’ll share yours too): In May this year I set up a Facebook page called EthicalStartups. I didn’t really know what I’d set it up for and … Continue reading

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You’re Fired! ‘The Apprentice’ meets ‘Downsized & Outnumbered in Hackney, London’

Are you as excited as I am that the seventh series of the UK Apprentice is starting tonight? If you are, then you’re not sleeping either, you’re checking out ‘Cassetteboy vs The Bloody Apprentice’ on YouTube and watching the candidate … Continue reading

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Downsized & Outnumbered in Hackney, London

Just another day in urban paradise. Walking along the river Lee to Springfield Park, my beautiful wee assistants and I happened upon the Robin Hood Community Garden. http://robinhoodgarden.wordpress.com/ A merry band of gardeners beckoned us in. An orchard and raised … Continue reading

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Great, I’ve solved Climate Change. Here comes the 2100 Club.

Climate change. it’s impossible isn’t it? Either you’re not sure it’s happening, or when it’s happening, or it’s impossible anyway… it’s a big hairy pain in the ass. Seems to me there’s two questions that need to be separated (PLEASE, … Continue reading

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What have future generations ever done for us?

The answers so far: – given us hope – increased life expectancy (?! a very curious and somehow beautiful answer from AQA (63336 Any Question Answered) it sort of made sense in a really bizarre, #TuringTestFAIL way) – given us … Continue reading

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One Life Living – Are You A Modern Day Slaver?

One Life Living I have been thinking a lot lately, about a lot of related issues – life purpose, legacy, success, good/bad, the future, children, responsibility, opportunity, global problems and solutions etc. One idea keeps coming up, from many angles … Continue reading

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