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Our new house – letter to architects

Last updated: May 17, 2021

We’ve bought a house. It’s a special house, not just any house, probably unique. But it’s not a perfect house. It sits on its own little plot, like a tiny bit of countryside in the middle of a suburban neighbourhood. It has some pretensions to grandness – wooden pillars, “imposing” double doors and stuck on…

Which Beckenham secondary school should I send my child to?

Published: May 9, 2021

Fellow Beckenham parents often ask me for my thoughts about the local secondary schools. Having responded to this question to someone in writing today, I’ve decided to also share my response here in case it’s of interest to others. However, please understand this is just my subjective impressions as a local parent and not based…

Complaint about The One Show breastfeeding feature

Last updated: February 14, 2017

I complained to the BBC about the breastfeeding feature on The One Show, broadcast on 5 October 2016. The BBC’s response did not address the specific issues I had raised, so I wrote back to them. Their second response did address the issues I raised, but did not accept that the comments I complained about…

NHS information on MRI scans and breastfeeding

Last updated: January 30, 2023

The Breastfeeding Network says that after an MRI or CT scan with contrast dye, it’s fine to continue breastfeeding. However, NHS hospital policies or patient information sometimes state that women need to stop breastfeeding for 24 hours after the scan, which can be practically difficult and can present health risks for mother and baby. I’ve…