As part of my campaign to ensure 10YO and 3YO don't spend their entire summer in front of the telly, today we headed for the Hepworth in Wakefield. They're running various free holiday activities over the next few weeks, and this week's sessions are entitled Artigami, which involves, according to their website: "folding, ripping, bending and more, … Continue reading Getting creative at the Hepworth
A family member whose political views are several miles to the right of mine recently forwarded me an opinion piece by Max Hastings in the Daily Mail, about the recent Cabinet reshuffle. If you're interested, you can read the article in question here. I read it on my phone before I'd had my first cup … Continue reading A Shabby Day’s Work indeed
10YO was on a bit of a chore-doing, money-earning roll yesterday. The school's summer fair was coming up and she wanted extra cash (probably to buy back all the tat we'd donated to the lucky dip stall). The 50p per week pocket money we sometimes remember to give her clearly wasn't going to go very far, … Continue reading The minimum wage for 10 Year Olds?
Before you start worrying what Class A drugs I’ve let her dabble with, let me just clarify that her addiction is to something entirely legal and available from numerous reputable organisations – including the BBC. Yes, our perfectly legal fix is kids telly. Not only is it legal, it’s available round the clock on numerous … Continue reading Today I’ve been watching 3YO go cold turkey. It’s been pretty ugly.