- A guest post by Vivien Sabel - "In the words of Nikki Graham of Big Brother fame I hear you cry, “Who is she?” Well I’m Vivien Sabel, a mother, stepmother and at 42 a grandmother to the wonderful Z. In addition, I am a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, researcher, writer and at present wannabe author. I have penned a mini parenting book that outlines … [Read more...] about Is history repeating itself: What do you bring with you to your parenting?
- This is the question Danielle Smith asked on Strollerderby (babbleblogs). And I found myself pondering exactly this same question - "Is it appropriate?"- during the news coverage of the recent horrific events in Norway (the bomb attack in Oslo and shooting spree on Utoeya island claiming 76 innocent lives on 22nd July) : The family was out and I was watching the breaking … [Read more...] about Do you let your children watch the News?
- Apparently chicken are the 3rd most popular “pet” kept in the UK. As I explained in my previous post, I do love the romantic idea of them pecking away on the scrap heap and producing delicious fresh eggs. …but does it make financial sense? Well, here’s the run down of costs: In preparation for their arrival I bought a coup with an enclosed run. This was supplied by the … [Read more...] about The Economics of Keeping Chicken
It all started off with a romantic vision of seeing chicken scratching away at the bottom of the garden. That was a year ago, when we moved to this house. There is a decent garden and as a huge supporter of recycling I thought chicken would be great: We love eggs. We eat lots of veg, the scraps of which chickens can turn into eggs for us. Most importantly, we’re keen for the … [Read more...] about The Chicken have arrived