Schooooooollllsss out for Summa…….

As schools around the world come to a parental-shattering shut down, teachers around the Southern Hemisphere rejoice. They throw off their collective robes, swat away the last remaining clingers, dance their way to the Xmas party and begin their annual 6 week drinking pilgrimage…….I mean summer holiday. Families of teachers are particularly happy. They can […]

Can you justify leaving your child alone in a hotel room?

With the thought of Madeleine McCann in my head I shut the door to the hotel room and walk out leaving my son alone for the evening. Stupid. Irresponsible. Naive. Foolish. Thoughtless. Dangerous. Incomprehensible. Reprehensible? Or Justified and defendable.  Reasonable or at least supportable? Madeleine was 3. Max is 8. I left him on the […]