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Month: June 2012

KIDS’ BOOK CLUB: A BEAR CALLED PADDINGTON — Parentdish.co.uk

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Recently a bear in a blue duffel coat with a penchant for marmalade found himself trending on Twitter, after the announcement that Paddington is finally going to become a film.

HOW I MAKE IT WORK: KATE CROSS, PAEDIATRIC SURGEON — The Sunday Times Style

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It was a privilege to interview Kate Cross of Great Ormond Street Hospital for the Sunday Times Style. To me personally, Kate Cross is better known as ‘Miss Cross’, the awe-inspiring surgeon who operated on my son when he was a tiny baby. The beautiful picture was taken by the talented Nina Hollington, who I hope to […]

KIDS’ BOOK CLUB: FIRST TERM AT MALORY TOWERS

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For my book column this week I rediscovered Malory Towers; era of tough love, traditional hierarchy and high moral values of service to others. Sadly not a fan of the modern edition, though. What’s wrong with the old pictures of girls in gymslips and hats?