Child-free Activities: a Hierarchy

Photo mine, from a very child-free Italian holiday Has the impossible happened and you have found yourself unexpectedly possessed of a chunk of child-free time? Are you standing frozen, mouth agape, utterly bemused about what to do next? Fear not! Presenting for your perusal the ultimate hierarchy of child-free activities!  10. Staring at a blank … Continue reading Child-free Activities: a Hierarchy

Book review: Going to Nursery by Laurence Anholt and Catherine Anholt

Having used books as a guide and a solace through all experiences of my own life, it’s perhaps unsurprising that I have turned to these in order to instruct my child. Without faith in my own communication abilities, I bought a book called Going to Nursery to assist with psychological preparation (read: indoctrination) for that … Continue reading Book review: Going to Nursery by Laurence Anholt and Catherine Anholt

Book review: Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

Without You, There is No Us is ‘literary nonfiction’, in the words of author Suki Kim. (She rejects the subtitle ‘A memoir’ which appears on the book’s cover - more on this later.) It details the six months she spent undercover teaching English at a private university in Pyongyang, North Korea. Unbeknownst to the evangelical … Continue reading Book review: Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim