• Readers are Leaders and Leaders are Readers

    I learnt this truth many years ago from a man whose leadership has impacted my life. I heard him often say, “Readers are leaders and leaders are readers!” I remember deciding that if I wanted to become a pioneering leader in any field I would need to stay ahead of the pack, keep myself informed […]

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  • A friend called Matt

    Something very precious has happened to Jude this year – he has had the privilege of befriending a very unique and special young boy who joined their class at the beginning of the year. This boy, Matthew Tooke, was born with a rare genetic condition called Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome which has affected particularly his speech development. This year […]

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  • The babyshower

    Last week, I realised a pregnant friend was closer to her due date than I had thought and decided to organise a baby shower for her before it got too late (this is 2nd time around so anything can happen sooner than we expect!). Once we had found a date that could work, I literally […]

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  • We all need a little girl in our lives sometimes

    We moved into a new neighbourhood in December last year and, doing extensive renovations to the place we had bought, we got to know our neighbours pretty quickly. The one couple in particular also originally lived in Durbs as did we, they have a daughter the same age as Ethan and a range of pets […]

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  • Hey dad, what’s sucksy?

      Ethan walked in to his father’s workshop and nonchalantly asked, “Hey Dad, what is suksy?” “Suksy?…Oh, do you mean sexy?” JP replied to Ethan, our 6 year old son. “Yes, dad, sexy! What does that mean?”  Boy am I glad this conversation happened with JP and not me! All parents have these awkward moments, […]

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