Nine to Five

History Boy

Dylan seems to enjoy every subject at school but there’s one that is his clear favourite at the moment. History. He can’t get enough of it. He’s forever telling me things I ought to have known about the past. His ability to retain facts is amazing. As I was the same until parental sleep deprivation kicked …

Mud kitchens: why?

Education has changed greatly since I was at school. The curriculum is much more structured and my sons know a hell of a lot more than I did at both their ages. It’s not all progress though. There is something that has become ‘a thing’ in recent years that’s driving me round the bend. Mud kitchens. They …

My TV debut

Today got off to an unusual start. I had actually slept well. Amelie, who thinks it’s much more fun to keep the same waking hours as most woodland creatures, only had us up once. As a result, I felt shattered. It’s a strange reaction, I know, but I imagine the body thinks “Yeah, let’s have another …

My best posts of 2016

There’s no getting away from it, 2016 has been a monumentally depressing year. As well as Brexit, Trump and the loss of so many great talents, it’s been generally bad for everyone I know. Like most, I can’t wait to see the back of 2016 but I think it’s still important to find positives where …

My Sunday Photo: calm

Life has been more than a little hectic of late. With the first week of the new term, our house being on the market and work piling up, it’s been difficult to remain calm! This, then, was much needed. I was in nearby Lewes for a couple of meetings and had arrived half an hour …