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Nothing positive about Northern Ireland nursery criteria discrimination, even in 2020!

Nothing positive about Northern Ireland nursery criteria discrimination, even in 2020!

Time really does fly, this post was originally written when Sarah was starting nursery in 2017 and now we need it for Niamh going to Primary one, dont forget that in Northern Ireland the process starts on Tuesay 7th January 2020.https://www.eani.org.uk/parents/admissions/important-dates-for-your-diary I guess I`ve been kinda busy, adjusting to part time working, completing my CIPD and coping with two growing little ladies everyday. And it was Sarah who is due to start nursery next year who has prompted me to…

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Thank funk it`s Friday!!

Thank funk it`s Friday!!

Well hello 👋.. Its been a while, its been a long long while.. But I’m back.. So you may remember my previous post about my redundancy, Redundancy, but you have a young family! Well I’m pleased to report that I have started a new career within the public sector working Monday to Friday 9 to 5, or utopia as retail workers call it! So that’s where I’ve been and you know what? I’d forgotten how it felt to work full…

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Is it Dad, Daddy, Father or Paul? Who knows, who cares?

Is it Dad, Daddy, Father or Paul? Who knows, who cares?

Luke, I am your father! An epic line from one of the biggest movies of all time. Now lets imagine that line was “Luke, I am Darth” or even “Luke, I am daddy”. Would it have been remembered so well? Would it matter? Let’s delve a little deeper… A while back my eldest, Sarah, started calling me Paul instead of daddy which she had been calling me. Now, to me growing up in the eighties and nineties I always called…

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How do we explain terrorism to our children?

How do we explain terrorism to our children?

Watching the news over the past few weeks it’s clear that the world is becoming a more fragile and scary place. Deplorable attacks which can never be justified no matter what. Now it turns out that there was an Irish link to one of the London attackers and you begin to think could Ireland, either North or South, be attacked by the terrorists in the future? As a father of two young daughter’s with a third baby on the way…

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