Other Musings · Travel

Why Are Dutch Children The Happiest In The World?

  We’ve been in Amsterdam for just over two months now and I’m just starting to scratch beneath the surface of the city. I know the tourist traps and when to avoid them, I can recommend at least one coffee shop (both kinds), I know a good place to get pancakes and have a favourite… Continue reading Why Are Dutch Children The Happiest In The World?

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That’s What She Read 2016

Last year I did an end of year review of everything I’d read in 2015. I read one book a month in 2015 and set myself the challenge of two a month for 2016. Now it’s worth remembering that I spent three months of this year travelling around the world on trains with ample time to… Continue reading That’s What She Read 2016

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The Post of Christmas Past

Having launched the #ChristmasCarolChallenge a couple of weeks ago a rather exciting project appeared out of the blue which didn’t leave me with a lot of free time to actually write my own post. However I am now back at my Mum’s sat by the Christmas tree waiting for my nephews’ presents to be delivered so… Continue reading The Post of Christmas Past

Education · Other Musings

5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

This was originally going to be a post about Milo Yiannopoulos and the news that he has been banned from giving a talk at his old school. But the more more I read about the story and the further I was dragged into the dark little corner of internet dominated by the alt-right the more depressed I… Continue reading 5 Lessons We Can Learn From Children

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30 Thoughts As I Approach 30

On Wednesday morning we’ll wake up to the news that America have elected either Trump or Clinton as their president. Incidentally it’ll also be my thirtieth birthday. Here are some thoughts on that matter. Actually a lot of these thoughts aren’t about that matter they’re just thoughts. 1. I wonder how old I’ll be when… Continue reading 30 Thoughts As I Approach 30