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Surviving the virus

Fable and Abstract
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I don't know how long the message had been sitting there in her Inbox, quietly announcing itself as unread. If truth be told, Joyce's somewhat non-committal relationship to technology still makes me think that it had been there for a while and that she had, for some considerable time, been one click away from a very different kind of life.And how she wished that life was different.Born t...

A week in the life of an unfortunate au pair

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Au pairs normally have a shelf life of about a year, someone once told me.I am proud to say that we bucked this trend and kept our first child minder for a whopping 15 months until she declared that she could not cope any more - not with the children but with us, the parents.However, there was not much time for psychological reflection. I had three working days to find a solution and no where to s...

The pieces that simply will not fit

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Playing in the park on a sunny day in early Spring, we look like a perfectly normal family. Sure, I am a divorced dad, co-managing two sets of kids in two countries. But that's okay. We have got used to that now. We have our routine and that gets us through.But on this particular day, I don't feel normal. Despite my best efforts, the jigsaw pieces of my life just don't se...

The couple and their caravan

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Waking up is always an adventure when you live in a caravan.The Couple just loved that feeling of getting away from it all, living on the road and having everything you could ever need within three feet of your bed.They weren't an old Couple, in case you are wondering. They still had a long road ahead of them. However, they weren't young either. The innocent dreams of youth were a long way behind ...