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Go roving with your favourite poems

Everyone my age seems to have a favourite poem they remember from their schooldays. In my case it was Skimbleshanks, the Railway Cat by T. S Eliot. For some reason whenever I’m late for a train the lines spring into … Continue reading

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Charlie Taylor and the truanting teens

Oh God, what to do if your kids truant? It’s something that every mum has to deal with at some point, whether it’s your kid bunking off for an afternoon with their mates or persistently, week after week in that … Continue reading

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Are YOU bored of the Bard? And can Stanley Wells make it all better?

Aagh Shakespeare, boring, boring, boring! Or is it? My kids have left school so I don’t have to listen to cries of anguish as they pore over Richard III scene aged 14, or tackle Macbeth age 16. But lots of kids … Continue reading

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