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Zoe’s breakfast

Zoe likes yoghurt. A lot. But not as much as she likes fishcakes. (400g tinned mackerel or steamed salmon, one small potato chopped and boiled, one medium onion fried gently, some garlic, all beaten together in the food mixer with one egg and whatever flavourings I can cobble together –ginger and …

Zoe and the potty

Astute readers may have noticed that in some recent photos Zoe hasn’t been wearing a nappy. She uses the potty instead. Or rather, as well.

Zoe can crawl!

And she loves the sandpit. Zoe can crawl! from Rhiannon Miller on Vimeo. Possibly not coincidentally, she’s suddenly started sleeping much better too.

Maths to 18? Try getting maths right at 8 instead.

The increasingly bizarre furore over the possibility of returning to O Levels and CSEs in England has rather overshadowed another piece of news: a report suggesting that, because it is so essential in our society and so poorly understood, maths education should be made compulsory to age 18. But the …