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Call The Midwife… Then, Now And In The Future

Summary: We might think that a book about midwifery in London in the 1950s is of little practical relevance today; but how wrong could we be?  The true tales which Jennifer Worth (1935- 2011) relates in her Call the Midwife trilogy, now being televised by the BBC, are not as some suppose stories removed from the realities of the present time.  They connect very directly with our current lives for at least two critically important reasons.

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Christmas Activities For Children And Families

No-one has the perfect answer to the question, ‘What shall we do with (or as) the kids over Christmas?’ But here are some day-by-day suggestions for the family during the Christmas / Winter Solstice week, with an indoor, an outdoor and a foodie activity for each date. Mix and match, with something for everyone, is the general approach. And, whatever you do, have fun.

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