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30 October, 2014
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No need for amber beads

When you have a kid with someone you very quickly come to learn a lot about their values. If you’ve chosen wisely you and your partner should have more or less matching attitudes on the important aspects of child-rearing.

14 October, 2014
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Shower peeing for the environment

I’ve made no secret that I am, in most cases, in favour of weeing in the shower.

The spurious science of baby
28 August, 2014
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The spurious science of baby

Babies are amazing scientists. As creatures who know very little about anything, every day as a baby is a day for trying out new things and exploring the world. And as a new parent you spend just as much time trying to figure out how the baby works. What makes it sleep? What makes it […]

Things I learned from being on fire
5 June, 2014
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Things I learned from being on fire

Yesterday I set myself on fire. And I don’t mean that figuratively in a “I got wildly excited about something*”. I literally set myself on fire. This happened in the course of me making soup. I was heating the beginnings of said soup on the stove and noticed a bit of smoke, presumably from something […]

The ham diaries
8 January, 2013
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The ham diaries

Hello! And welcome to the first Blog Idle post of 2013. I’d like to say that it’s great to be back but if I’m being really honest with you (which is something I generally try to make a good stab at) then I’d much rather be either asleep or, depending on what time of day […]

Confessions of an immigration detainee part 2
6 October, 2010
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Confessions of an immigration detainee part 2

So, when last I posted, I was being detained at Barajas Airport in Madrid by Spanish Immigration and was about to try to get some sleep…

5 October, 2010
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Confessions of an immigration detainee

Whilst travelling in foreign countries, any number of calamities might befall the unwary wanderer – third-degree sunburn, a virulent case of “Delhi belly”, pickpockets – but surely the most calamitous of all must be to lose your passport. Yes folks, when I cock up, I cock up muy, muy grande.

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