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Socially distant learning

Last week, the children and I sat down together to watch the First Minister’s unveiling of the four-phase "route map", aimed at restarting society while...

Socially distant learning

Last week, the children and I sat down together to watch the First Minister’s unveiling of the four-phase "route map", aimed at restarting society while...

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Not going the extra mile

Although balancing home-schooling and work continues to be a challenge, it has been rather nice to return to my roots, teaching the kids some botany...

Not going the extra mile

Although balancing home-schooling and work continues to be a challenge, it has been rather nice to return to my roots, teaching the kids some botany...

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Migrant workers and ‘us’

Before I begin to write about migrants, I think it only fair to declare a bias: meeting a migrant worker changed my life. At the...

Migrant workers and ‘us’

Before I begin to write about migrants, I think it only fair to declare a bias: meeting a migrant worker changed my life. At the...

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I don’t mean to be rude, but…

There are certain elements of lockdown that haven’t actually changed my day- to-day life very much. With two young kids, we rarely go out, even...

I don’t mean to be rude, but…

There are certain elements of lockdown that haven’t actually changed my day- to-day life very much. With two young kids, we rarely go out, even...

To do list for coming year
What are you going to do?

So, have you made a post-COVID-19 commitment yet? It is clear (if my daily online conversations are anything to go by) that after the restrictions...

What are you going to do?

So, have you made a post-COVID-19 commitment yet? It is clear (if my daily online conversations are anything to go by) that after the restrictions...

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Re-skilling and upskilling

I can’t speak for everyone who is trying to balance home working and home schooling, but personally, I am finding it to be rather exhausting....

Re-skilling and upskilling

I can’t speak for everyone who is trying to balance home working and home schooling, but personally, I am finding it to be rather exhausting....

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Exams: what are they good for?

I learned a new word today; “quaranteenager” which is essentially a person coming of age during the pandemic. Home-schooled, missing out on dating, beer and...

Exams: what are they good for?

I learned a new word today; “quaranteenager” which is essentially a person coming of age during the pandemic. Home-schooled, missing out on dating, beer and...