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What’s on my…

November 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · books, lucy, music, photo, work

Bookshelf Just finished: “One Day” by David Nicholls. Engaging if seemingly plodding at first, it lulled me in then hit me with a killer punch. Just starting: “The Spirit Level – Why Equality is Better For Everyone” by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. A book that claims to expose that “almost everything – from life […]

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Learning to be Agile

November 23rd, 2010 · 3 Comments · education, work

I had an exceptionally enjoyable day at work today, not that any of my usual colleagues knew anything about it. That’s because I was on a training course at Manchester University. I got my degree at Manchester University and 20+ years ago attended some lectures in the same building that hosted today’s event. Is it […]

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Fair?

November 11th, 2010 · 2 Comments · education, finance, news, politics, poverty, work

On the radio this morning I heard a report of yesterday’s student protests in London against the increase in university tuition fees, protests which started peacefully but ended in violence. A listener to the program sent in a message to say that the students should take this new price hike as their first lesson in […]

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Backwater Blues

August 27th, 2010 · 18 Comments · biking, conversation, Fatherhood Friday, finance, lucy, oliver, work

Oliver kisses me goodbye through the glass panel of the front door (November 2006). If you read Daddy blogs you’ll have read a lot about SAHDs. And there’s no doubting they are at the forefront of changing attitudes to parenting roles. But have you heard of the GTWDs? That’s right, the Go To Work Dads. […]

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Fatherhood Friday – Fun and games

May 21st, 2010 · 6 Comments · bathtime, bedtime, laughter, lucy, oliver, play, work

As a working Dad, putting the kids to bed is more than just a utilitarian activity, it is an opportunity to have fun with my kids after I haven’t seen them for most/all of the day. This may not always be the best way to settle them down, but it certainly brings us some laughter. […]

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Evolution of Dad – work-life balance

May 20th, 2010 · 6 Comments · parenting, video, work

If you read my review of The Evolution of Dad documentary you will know I found the sections on work-life balance the most thought-provoking. So I was pleased that the nice people over there at EoD have made a short montage of extracts from the film on this subject (though actually missing the one that […]

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A father is for life…

March 19th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Fatherhood Friday, oliver, work

A few months ago I was talking to my Dad with Hayley. As I did, it struck me that the impact of our fathers does not end when we come of age. It struck me that fathers can continue to set an example long after their good conduct might be considered a responsibility. It struck […]

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Yes! (Or rather, No!)

December 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments · bike, car, heaton moor, politics, work

I’d been meaning to post about the referendum on a Congestion Charge for Manchester. (Or more accurately, a congestion charge for Greater Manchester as the proposed zone includes 13 metropolitan boroughs.) This morning as I lay in bed, knowing the result was decided as yesterdays ballot return deadline passed, I reprimanded myself for not posting […]

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BBC NEWS | Politics | Flexible work changes ‘reviewed’

October 21st, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, news, work

BBC NEWS | Politics | Flexible work changes 'reviewed' So much I could say about this. Let’s just say it is short-sighted and typical of government (of all persuasions) to penalise parents, an easy target.

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BBC NEWS | Magazine | No time to think?

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments · bbc, news, work

BBC NEWS | Magazine | No time to think? On the subject of work-life balance (as I sit eating my sandwich at my desk, trying to avoid doing work in my own time).

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