Sue Hedges

Entries by Sue Hedges

Nurses, Hospitals, Old People and the Rest

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2012 | (14:57)

I listened with interest to the headlines on Friday about nurses spending time every hour with patients in hospital. Firstly because stories about the NHS always interest me. Secondly because my Dad and I had had exactly the same conversation only the day before...on an understaffed hospital ward.

He was...

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Children in Need - Simple things Make You Think.

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2011 | (11:45)

The other day I had a clear out of my son's wardrobe. In it were a nice selection of clothes that no longer fit him that I put together in a bag for my friends little boy. Also were some items of school uniform. Polo shirts, long sleeve white shirts,...

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Why didn't I have the right to a Caesarean

(4) Comments | Posted 31 October 2011 | (09:04)

I am reading today's news about Caesarean with interest...and also with a heavy heart.

I am glad for women from now on who will be able to have a caesarean - those who will have a choice in the birth of their baby - it's fantastic news.

But I am...

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Moan About Men - sexist? not at all.....

(0) Comments | Posted 14 September 2011 | (19:41)

As I start to write this post, I'm not sure how I'm going to start it and I don't know what reaction I will get. But today I read the story of Topman and the T shirts that were banned because of sexist comments - and it brought back a...

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Helmets Are Cool!

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2011 | (20:16)

I have just fallen out with my eleven year old son. I don't often fall out with him, but the one thing I always fall out with him about is his skateboard helmet.

As soon as he started to enjoy skateboarding and scootering, I felt nervous. He was watching videos...

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Where does time go?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2011 | (19:54)

Tomorrow morning, my son will join thousands of others across the country who are going to secondary school for the first time.

As I looked at all his class a few weeks ago when they had the Year 6 leaving assembly, they just didn't seem big enough.

How would they...

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Are GCSEs easier - From an Exams Officers Eye

(1) Comments | Posted 25 August 2011 | (17:53)

The news this morning was dominated once again by the news that GCSE passes are excellent once again and many pupils have received very high grades, which always prompts the discussion about whether or not GCSE's are easier than O levels. But before we have that discussion, perhaps we should...

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Does Drink Make a Ladette... or the Lady Drinking it?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2011 | (12:38)

I have just been watching an item on morning television about British women and the way they drink. New research reveals that British women have topped a European league of binge drinking and are now as likely to overdo it as men.

The item on the television showed footage of...

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The Static Staycation...

(0) Comments | Posted 17 August 2011 | (22:55)

Staycation - it's new new word for holidaying in this country. It's a bit of a trend - apparently. But for me it's become a way of life. I spent years going on foreign holidays, twice a year with my friends, met a boyfriend on one of them and then...

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Why I Love Twitter... and Other Stories

(3) Comments | Posted 13 August 2011 | (00:00)

The recent riots have brought about a dubious use of Twitter and other social networking sites such as Twitter.

It isn't the first time this has happened. People are encouraged not to give their locations and holiday details away on the sites for fear that burglars may strike while...

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Summer Holidays - Don't Hate Them - Love Them!

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2011 | (17:41)

So - it's the summer holidays - six weeks of sorting out the children, keeping them entertained, feeding them all day long and sorting out the battles - doesn't sound much fun does it!

Everywhere I go at the moment, I hear people complaining that there are another four weeks...

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Facebook - Roses Round Every Door

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2011 | (21:13)

Is it just me - or do you get fed up with reading stories about how happy everyone's life is on Facebook?

Everyday you look and you read things like "Perfect Weekend with my wonderful family".

"Happy Birthday to my lovely husband and daughter - love you both loads for...

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The Importance of Being Brown

(2) Comments | Posted 10 August 2011 | (18:46)

Earlier this week all over the news were concerns of Health Specialists over Ubertan - the nasal tanning spray which was reported to promote levels of melanin and give a "perfect, safe and natural looking tan".

Experts seemed horrified that people (I suspect when they say people, in the main...

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The Riots - From a Child's Eye

(2) Comments | Posted 10 August 2011 | (00:00)

I suppose I should start this post by explaining that my son and I live in a town in Shropshire. It's a big town and there are lots of cultures here and different communities and nationalities but in general we all live happily together. In certain areas there are undercurrents...

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Are you a SMOG?

(5) Comments | Posted 8 August 2011 | (00:00)

Another item in the news this week, was the notion that the mother of girls are becoming known as SMOGS.

A SMOG is the new breed of parent the "Smug Mother of Girls", also known as SMOG.

A SMOG is reported to be a Mum who feel horrified by the...

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