nonfiction Category

The time has come to speak of … academic reports

School has closed for Summer and our first full academic year in the US has drawn to a close.  It’s that time of year again, when the parents of your kids’ friends come out of the woodwork, brandishing reports in hand, and wanting to do a comparison. A little background first.  I come from a […]

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The Game’s Afoot

In case it wasn’t immediately obvious, we’re kinda nerds in our house.  Dr Who and Sherlock are big, and not just on the TV either.  Godzilla has read all the Sherlock Holmes mysteries (several times over), and the episodes, story lines and actors are often topics of conversation.  I’m definitely not averse to discussing David […]

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The Mystery Prize

The last few days have been hectic.  We’re fence-sitting with schools. Unhappy with the enormous changes at the current school, we’ve decided to keep our options open, which means applying to other schools.  The CEO loves the school we’re looking at.  I’m nervous.  It’s much more intense and I’ve got all kinds of concerns about the […]

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Full time mothering and a small rant

So, today in the newsfeed on one of the many social media sites I traverse was a meme that went something like “being a full time mother is the highest paid job in the world, because the payment is pure love”. It was posted for International Women’s Day (Saturday March 8th in case you’re wondering). […]

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