The forecast – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The weather forecast is saying it’s clear blue sky and no rain today. The clouds and the showers would beg to differ. Another inaccurate weather forecast. It’s clearly the forecasters fault that it’s raining …. It always is. I remember going to a Test Match (Cricket) between England and India. It had been a good weather forecast. But it was chucking it down and play was suspended. With perfect timing the main TV weatherman came onto the pitch to do…

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Random memories – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Today’s mobile phone, out of focus, wildlife photo. Another bird flying. Another night and another bizarre dream. An LP (yes vinyl) was being released and I wanted to make sure I got a copy. So I camped out overnight outside a small record shop. During the increasingly wet and cold night the public telephone (just a few paces away) kept ringing. When I picked it up I could hear my partner at the other end, but she couldn’t hear me.…

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Usefulness – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Surprised these are not vultures today It’s been one of those days. You wake up as a zombie with one mission – to create havoc. The alarm went and as I swung out of bed I managed to send a glass of water hurtling towards the wall like an Exocet missile. I dried the wall, picked up the glass pieces and applied the plasters to my fingers. Then it was time for my pre school day workout. For some mad…

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It’s back to online school – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Orange sky at night homeschoolers delight? This weekend we return to the wacky world of schools version of home schooling. When we joined thus school, all parents had to buy an iPad which would become the school iPad. It would be integral to the teaching approach. It never seemed to be fully exploited. Well that was until the schools went into lockdown. Now it’s allowed the school to run the usual school timetable completely remotely. After a few weeks we…

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The Paper Chain of Quarantine Countdown Ideas – Foster Parents Article

The first day of “remote learning” was not a good one. I literally cried and I am not a crier. I yelled at my kids and I am NOT a yeller. The technology didn’t work right, kids didn’t understand the content and I had zero idea what they were supposed to be doing, we didn’t have a working schedule because I had no clue how much time to allot for this new learning experiment. . . It was bad. We…

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Care Bear – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The kindly local farmer has been most busy this year. Much needed light amongst the darkness. The Care Bear is well off the path so is maintaining at least 4m of social distancing. That’s a good idea as it was windy. On the dog walk this morning we saw a number of cyclists and runners on the distant country lane. They were all trying to observe the new social distancing advice. All seemed to be keeping the 2m recommended separation.…

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Stages – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

One of my first records I purchased was ‘All the worlds a stage’ by the rock legends, Rush. Shakespeare wrote that ‘All the worlds a stage’. Don’t worry I’m not going all thespian on you. But I must admit I fancy my chances these days of doing a mighty fine Richard III stage performance. Why is the Stagecoach Bus always two hours late when I try to catch it. Just watched wrestling on the TV which is staged. So many…

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Like new – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Two daily visitors waiting patiently for breakfast. I must clean the gutters…. After yesterday’s unplanned washing of my mobile, I found myself outside in the cold early morning air. Doing a great workout supplied by a very kind friend and listening to music on my super clean phone. Crystal clear sound. In fact it’s never sounded so good. Maybe I should try my body out in a quick machine wash cycle. If only I could fit the car in our…

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How to Host a Virtual Zoom Playdate When Kids Are Stuck Indoors – Parenting Twins Article

In the time of the Coronavirus, parents all over the world are searching for ways to keep their kids’ spirits up while having to practice social distancing. Although visiting friends is a big no-no right now, there is a solution to at least allow your kids to “get together” and socialize: ZOOM. Zoom Meeting is a video conferencing computer program/app that will allow your kids to meet up with their friends over their devices. Learn how to host a zoom…

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Respite from the deluge – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Torrential rain for the last 24 hours. But so in need of a run to clear my head. Head to the woods for a bet of shelter. Unbelievably the rain stopped to give a brief respite from the deluge. Sadly no respite from the school madness. Not even in Drama. DRAMA!! The subject assessment tests reflect Government policy on teaching and testing. Students are required to write the Drama Term and it’s meaning. Correct spellings must be learnt. Tableaux –…

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