Tag Archives: nursery

Yes, he’s your brother, but he’s still too heavy to lift – a man to man talk about the new family member

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Okay Daddy, it’s been a while since our last man-to-man discussion. I’ll let you off as you’ve been a bit busy and, when you’ve not been busy, it seems you’ve been falling asleep. Having a baby in the house is … Continue reading

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From Tulisa to Atos – Tynwald is back and we’re quaking in our boots

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This week sees the return of Tynwald for the new year. The excitement is unbearable. What will our politicians do for us? Well, we already know they’ll be looking at redrawing constituency boundaries. The current proposal for 12 two-member constituencies … Continue reading

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Fireman Sam: The Lost Episode

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I am delighted to announce that I have uncovered the script to an episode of Fireman Sam that has never been aired. It can be revealed for this first time today: It is an ordinary day in Pontypandy. The sun … Continue reading

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I don’t really have to tidy my room for Santa to visit do I? A man-to-man discussion about Christmas

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Daddy, it’s only two weeks to Christmas. I’m a bit of an old hand at this – it will be my fourth one in all. Even so, there are still some things I think we need to discuss man-to-man. So … Continue reading

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EastEnders: The Early Years (A foundation stage soap opera)

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With the current standard of storylines in the leading soap operas stretching credulity further than a Chelsea player’s evidence at an FA hearing, the BBC has decided to go back to basics and try something a little simpler with its … Continue reading

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Don’t show any fear: how to survive a pre-school trip

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I’ve just survived helping out on a pre-school trip. More importantly, so did the children. It’s an eye-opening experience which, as a parent, leaves you with even more admiration for the staff who, day in, day out, marshal tiny troops … Continue reading

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Wellies don’t help with depth perception: more man-to-man advice from father to son

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Son, it’s been a couple of weeks since our last man-to-man discussion, when it was you doing the talking. So I think it is only right that I keep up with my fatherly responsibilities and impart some more advice of … Continue reading

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Mr Robertshaw, what guarantees can you give that your welfare escalator won’t become a stairway to heaven?

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Next Thursday will see the release of the first Tynwald question paper of the Isle of Man’s parliamentary year. Normally such an event sees an opportunity for point-scoring, settling scores and playing to the gallery. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Daddy, we need to sit down for another chat about nursery

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One month ago, a father sat his son down for a chat about starting nursery. Now, the son replies to share some of his experience. Hey there Daddy. So, this is what you’re doing when you are tapping away at … Continue reading

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The give-away clues that your toddler is growing up

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It was a pivotal moment. The Wiggles were on the CD player, father and son were dancing. Then son, all of three years and two months old, stopped dancing. Not the first time he’s lost interest, it was what followed … Continue reading

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