Politics

Who Are The Blairites?

I don’t know if you heard but on Friday morning an ex. Prime Minister gave a speech about the EU. You know the one: haunted look, manic smile, constantly on edge as if he’s seeing ghosts – oh and a bloody good orator. It’s a sad state of affairs when the only person in the Labour party… Continue reading Who Are The Blairites?

Politics

I’ll “Get Behind Brexit” If You Can Tell Me What It Is

It’s been almost 8 months since the referendum and in that time there’s been about a decade’s worth of news. We’ve seen a new President, a new leader of the Conservative Party and several new leaders of UKIP. In that time I’ve also moved to the Netherlands which has given me a chance to view Britain… Continue reading I’ll “Get Behind Brexit” If You Can Tell Me What It Is

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?

Education

What Should Children Be Reading?

I don’t remember learning to read. I consider it a huge privilege that I only have memories of being a reader. I think it’s because I was quite nosy and once I’d mastered talking, which those that know me won’t be surprised to find out was at a very young age, I didn’t want to… Continue reading What Should Children Be Reading?