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From the sublime to the incomprehensible

June 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments · bbc, death, news

This is one of my favourite photographs. It’s a spot in the Lake District, a favourite beautiful trail, with happy memories of cycling there with friends and later with Hayley. It’s just 10 minutes from Santon Bridge where I took Hayley to propose to her and where I also spent my 40th birthday. Seeing this […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down’s pregnancies

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Health | Steep rise in Down's pregnancies It was back in January 2007 that we had a scan for Lucy to check for the likelihood of Downs Syndrome. My post at that time stirred up a reaction or two (misgiudeded and unjustified too, I might add). Hearing about this report on the […]

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BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother’s race against time

October 26th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, bike, biking, health, news, pregnancy

BBC NEWS | Africa | Malawi: A mother's race against time Several years ago when Hayley was pregnant with Oliver, we saw a fireman’s bike in a mini museum in Prague. I’m not sure how much real use it saw, perhaps none at all. But here is a genuinely life-saving bicycle, used as an ambulance […]

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BBC NEWS | Health | ‘Younger wife’ for marital bliss

October 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment · bbc, news

BBC NEWS | Health | 'Younger wife' for marital bliss Hayley is 6 years younger than me, so that’s a good start. And if you want proof she is smarter than me, although we met via the same means, I paid to do so and she didn’t!

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Jail terms for faith healing pair

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, death, health, news

BBC NEWS | Americas | Jail terms for faith healing pair I remember reading this case with horror. Perhaps giving them compulsory lessons in human biology would have been more appropriate. Asd there’s a joke about a man on a roof in a flood waiting for God to save him which, while apt, is probably […]

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BBC NEWS | Africa | ‘I married four women to save money’

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, news

BBC NEWS | Africa | 'I married four women to save money' Now that can’t possibly make sense!

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BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Aid group in child mortality plea

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, death, health, news

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Aid group in child mortality plea

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BBC NEWS | Health | Daily sweets ‘linked to violence’

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news

BBC NEWS | Health | Daily sweets 'linked to violence' This report makes me feel somewhat vindicated (and less cruel) in pushing my kids to eat fruit rather than sweets and in telling them to wait close to mealtimes rather than snack (given the believed link to delayed gratification).

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BBC NEWS | Health | Working mums’ children ‘less fit’

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, health, news

BBC NEWS | Health | Working mums' children 'less fit' It’s hard enough for a stay-at-home-Mum to do everything she’d like for her kids, so it doesn’t surprise me that it’s harder when working. And this report seems to be across all classes of families.

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BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | S | Stockport | Stockport go into administration

April 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments · bbc, news

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | S | Stockport | Stockport go into administration We feel quite sad about this, even though the most support we ever gave them was visiting their ground for a beer festival!

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