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

The hardy old rose bush right next to the front door. Against all the odds, it just keeps on giving. In a few hours the school at home project restarts again. One more 7 week push before we finally arrive at the summer holidays. What kind of Britain will it be? The old normal, the new normal or something else. This afternoon was glorious. Hot (for here) and sunny. Unbelievably not a single cloud all day. This is Yorkshire remember.…

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

Colour slowly returning to the garden. Sadly just in time for the next weather blasting. Just so predictable…. A few years back our son had a wonderful medical expert who did an awful lot for him. Just before retirement I remember the experts prophecy. To paraphrase Our country’s support for kids like yours is nothing short of a disgrace. Sadly if you think that the support he gets now is patchy and insufficient, well just wait a few years. It’s…

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

The way forward is shrouded in mist but a clear route is emerging. As we move into the second week of the Year 8 exams we have a clear state of play emerging. Son is trying his hardest, school clearly is not. Son again was upset this weekend as he clearly thought that school sees him as not very bright and a failure. He found out that he came third bottom in his Drama exam. Well was that surprising when…

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

Glorious weather for this morning’s run? Looks can be deceiving. Looks good with a creative but of zooming. The actual full picture taken seconds after the first photo tells a different story. Actually it was a cold, dark and damp run. Only seeing part of the picture can make such a difference. One of the current on going battles with school relates to our sons dyslexia. What support does he need when answering written class questions or when he’s taking…

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

The Obelisk at Castle Howard. It is over 300 years old and is 24m tall. It has the following inscription VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAEJOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCISPATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORISHOC SAXUMADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUMCAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUITANNO DOMINIMDCCXIV I think my translation is pretty accurate. Virtually everyday is wet here. If you have the misfortune to come here you will need three jumpers, extra thick wooly socks and two umbrellas. I could have been built somewhere warm and dry like Rome but…

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

It’s amazing what you come across on a daily basis. You get good discoveries that just make you go ‘wow’. The ones you can look at for ages and get a sense of wonder. Then you get other discoveries which make you go ‘wow’ for entirely different reasons. Today I came across a headline in one of our so called better newspaper – The Times. ************************ Children have been losing out because millions of pounds earmarked for their education has…

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