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‘Muuuuuummmmm – why did you put that picture of me on Facebook – that’s soooo mean!’ Yes, I confess, that was the reaction from my daughter a few months ago when I posted a photo of her at the optician in full eye-test regalia you know those odd looking gigantic Willy Wonka style glasses. What’s […]

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The West End Men

Last night we went to see The West End Men at the Vaudeville Theatre which promised a night of musical and modern singing from a quartet that includes giants of the UK stage; Lee Mead, Matt Willis, David Thaxton and Glenn Carter. This evening bills itself as The West End Men is a brand new […]

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The Human League

The day has been overwhelmed with news, first PIP was everywhere, and then the news that Lady Margaret Thatcher has passed away broke. The biggest surprise for me was that the circumstances of her death were more Rock and Roll star gone bad than former head of state; it’s sad that she died alone in […]

Projection of satellites on the earth surface

London has so much to offer and a lot of it is still free, including the museums in South Ken. We spent a wonderful day at the Science Museum last Friday. I thought it may be foolhardy to head out to one of the popular museums on Good Friday, but it wasn’t too hectic. As we […]

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The many stages of childhood are blessed with lots of amazing clubs and activities to join and be involved in, well if you live in the right place that is. For my daughter, born in the wilds of Shoreditch in 2000, there didn’t seem to be much about for the urban kid but that soon […]

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Sunday is Mothers’ Day or Mothering Sunday or any excuse to sell anything whatever it’s called these days.  However you look at it, it’s hard to forget, avoid or not be a part of. It’s a poignant day for me; more one of remembrance than celebration as sadly, My Mum died a few years ago. […]


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The Wizard of Oz was one of the most memorable films of my childhood and remains so to this day. I loved the books and the author L Frank Baum was himself quite an amazing character. He started writing about the age of 10 and would self publish by typesetting and printing his own short […]

The Wanted - Red Velvet  Cake

I was on the phone when my daughter got home from school on Friday. While I was talking I was absent-mindedly looking at the small razor cuts which my fingers had sustained from cutting out stencils earlier. The look of excitement and anticipation on my daughter’s face made me smile. As I waved her past […]

School girl Martha Payne challenged the catering at her school by writing a blog which has become a global phenomenon

In this post, I want to explore the ups and down, ins and outs of social media and the habits of the younger generation. A few years ago, I suggested Facebook Lite for kids, an idea which would maybe help parents let their children onto the social networking site but have some parental guidance in place. […]

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