Month: October 2017

On the other side of Parents Evening

So Sophie had her first school Parents Evening last week and I was fascinated to experience what it was like.

Gotta say…it was weird.

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Miscarriage Awareness Week

It’s Miscarriage Awareness Week and my wife’s doing a bake sale at work to raise money for Tommy’s, a charity which endeavours to conduct research into miscarriage and stillbirth and support families undergoing these traumas.

Nothing particularly unusual about that.

However, she’s doing three half marathons as well.

And that’s because the experiences Tommy’s helps couples through are very close to our heart.

Delve a little deeper, uncover the heartache we personally went through two years ago this month and you’ll see the scar tissue is still raw. 

I don’t tell our story at all to curry sympathy or to make anyone upset. 

But if in some small way it helps people be a bit more open (and donate to this excellent charity too via her Just Giving page) it’s definitely a good thing.


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On the eve of a new job

It’s a month into the new school term and I’m preparing to start a brand new job tomorrow.

As many of you know, that’s not in the system I’ve dedicated myself to for the past eight years.

A new dawn rises and I’m excited.

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