Dearest President Trump,
As a British subject I’d just like to thank you for your “concern” over the recent terrorist attacks. It’s nice to hear you aren’t for terrorism and sure, it’s been emotional. However, I’d just like to clear up a few things. We’ve seen a lot of sensationalist headlines and tweets coming from across the pond and quite frankly, that shit ain’t right.
It’s been a bad week for us Brits.
You know I love music so I made a playlist to cheer us up a little.
Keep on, keeping on.
The British have lived with the threat of terrorism for some time now, from the IRA to the more modern threat of self-styled ISIS. It’s something as adults we’ve learnt to live with, but with the recent Manchester bombings, it’s now really landing on our kids’ radar. How do we talk to THEM about the terrorist threat?
Welcome to Choose your own adventure: Parental Sex edition. Ready to play? Gather your partner and try to get some ‘alone time’. GAME ON: 1.Are the kids at somebody else’s house? If so go straight to number 19. If not, proceed to step 2. 2.Do you have a few jobs to get done first? If…
The newspapers this week are full of reports about schools offering ridiculous prizes (incentives) for 100% school attendance.
Quite apart from the cost to cash strapped schools, I think this is a terrible idea. I believe it is totally driven by Ofsted, box ticking and image obsession, rather than any genuine care for a pupil’s education (or pastoral best interests).
Why I hate kids tv and you should too! i’m talking about the supposedly wholesome pre-school programmes of British Tv, Postman Pat, Bing AND THE REST.
Let’s face it, most of us like ice cream. As parents we’ve eaten it at least once and I think I can speak for most dad’s when I say that I’m always up for more. With kids around though, it’s not always easy . You may despair right now, but you CAN have your ice-cream and eat…
One phase just leads to another. Are we worrying too much about our children’s ‘phases’?
When I became a dad over 10 years ago, parental advice was very much coming from the mums and published experts.Mum based advice is good, but dads need their own perspective (and it’s usually jokey), so here is my advice to brand new dads, from an older one who isn’t an expert but has been there and made the mistakes so you don’t have to.
This week, thousands of parents have been informed if their child got their preferred school place for this September. A lot of you didn’t, and this post is for you. Those who may be worried about the Ofsted ratings for the school your child got into. My message to you is this. “DON’T PANIC”. Ofsted…