Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slaps and breastfeeds

I probably should read Christos Tsiolkas’ hit literary novel “The Slap”. I did catch the last three episodes of the BBC4 serialisation, and, yeah, it’s Mumsnet territory all right. Now I’m wary of over-interpreting about a book on the basis … Continue reading

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“Wot, no white kids? Help!”

Oh dear – another guilt-inducing Oliver James article in last Saturday’s Guardian. Small class-sizes are demonstrably better, especially for the youngest schoolchildren; if academic success is your goal (and whose isn’t?) private schools offer smaller classes, ergo private schools are … Continue reading

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Just not yummy enough

When the first Sex and the City feature film came out, my baby was still under one. My rather posh post-antenatal group arranged to meet for a mother-and-baby viewing at a local cinema, but I had to drop out for … Continue reading

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Not married, not Jewish either

I am not married, never have been and here’s hoping never will be; if it ever happens, rest assured, it will be under duress. Circumstances could compel me, and in that case it might be silly to stick to a … Continue reading

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