It is outrageous that David Cameron is trying to promote his book during our unprecedented constitutional crisis. Yesterday there was an advert for David Cameron’s new book “For The Record” in The Times, sitting on the Comment page underneath a long article about Boris’s ruthless conduct of government. WHY WOULD […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 12-09-2019 in BLOG tagged with David Cameron / David Cameron's book / For The Record Posted by Family Affairs on 09-09-2019 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with Bergerac / bergerac wine / Brandeaux / Monbazillac / Tuilerie / Verdot Posted by Family Affairs on 06-09-2019 in BLOG tagged with Boris Johnson / Churchill Factor / Jo Johnson / Nicholas Soames
Anyone else appreciate the perverse irony of Boris Johnson sacking Winston Churchill’s grandson in his aggressive approach to secure a snap election? Boris wrote a book on “The Churchill Factor” whilst he was Mayor of London, celebrating the singular brilliance and genius of one of the most important leaders of […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 03-09-2019 in BLOG tagged with CHARITY / education / pupils / The Difference
It’s all very well that the education secretary has told head teachers that they will have the government’s full backing if they expel or suspend badly behaved pupils from their schools, but what are they putting in place to support the “badly behaved” pupils? Yes, they have to consider high […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 29-08-2019 in BLOG tagged with Bermuda / Clipper Race / Clipper Race 2019 / Clipper round the world race Posted by Family Affairs on 29-08-2019 in BLOG tagged with #IHearYouth / Children's Society / Good Childhood Report / The Store of Modern childhood
STAB VESTS AND SELF HATRED – WELCOME TO THE STORE OF MODERN CHILDHOOD I went into “The Store of Modern Childhood” yesterday – an incredibly thought provoking and hard-hitting immersive installation that has been commissioned by The Children’s Society, a national charity that works with the country’s most vulnerable children […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 28-08-2019 in BLOG
According to a new study by Canadian researchers, less than one in ten British teenagers meet the recommended guidelines for sleep, exercise and screen times. Apparently children between the ages of 5 and 17 should spend an hour a day doing moderate to vigorous exercise, a maximum of two hours […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 26-08-2019 in BLOG tagged with Bollocks to Brexit / Boris / Brexit / General election / October 17th Posted by Family Affairs on 26-08-2019 in BLOG / REVIEWS / TRAVEL tagged with Dordogne / Eyemet / Family / Issigiac / rose Posted by Family Affairs on 20-08-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Carcassonne / France
We did a little road trip down to the South Of France from the Dordogne, stopping of in Carcassonne to spend the night. The Cité de Carcassonne in France is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town and well worth a visit. Despite perhaps relying a little too heavily on tourism these days – the old area is very busy and commercial, if you have any children with a penchant for waving a wooden sword about and donning a tabard, then this is the place for you.
Posted by Family Affairs on 16-08-2019 in BLOG / TRAVEL tagged with Dordogne / France / Issigeac / Issigeac Market
Issigeac Market, Aquitaine in the Dordogne region of France is one of the most frequented of the Sunday markets and people come from far and wide. It really is one of the most quintessentially French markets you could hope to find and made even more spectacular by being hosted in one of the prettiest towns in the area, with a spectacular church in the main square.
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