TV review: The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs – cows’ milk allergy

According to his diagnosis, Albie is allergic to cows’ milk – but a TV documentary aired last night (Wednesday) had the potential to make us sit up and challenge his label. An informative BBC series, Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates whether there are alternatives to medications the public is increasingly prescribed. The latest episode focused…

A shout-out to the mums

Albie loves his Mummy. That was apparent tonight, if not already, as he desperately tried to crane his neck around Daddy to see her as Daddy tried to spoon an unknown combination of pureed fruits into his distracted baby’s gob. Maternity leave mums have it more difficult than we sometimes give credit for. As I…

Ignore the conspiracy theorists – Tommy Robinson is rightfully behind bars

English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is rightfully behind bars. Robinson, also known as Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, 35, was jailed for contempt of court after an ‘hour-long rant’ outside Leeds Crown Court. See here for the full report:¬†https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/crime/why-tommy-robinson-was-jailed-over-facebook-rant-outside-leeds-crown-court-1-9184513 You might not be familiar with contempt – but in a nutshell there are laws which ensure…

Why bank holidays might be a bonus – but are actually a bit of a pain

Bank holidays are great for boosting precious family time – but if you have a refluxy baby, the extra day comes with added risk. While maximising magic moments, the extra day increases the odds of being struck by projectile puke by a third – and it’s not like they need the invite. They’re perfectly capable…

My first steps on the beach

After depositing half my Oatibix brunch on Mummy and Daddy’s bed, I needed to get out for some fresh air. Daddy suggested a place called Goring Gap, which I didn’t find appealing as small people and big gaps don’t really mix. He’s a lot bigger than me, though, so I didn’t really have a choice…

Another venue christened by Albie

We had a lovely meal at Ami Bistro, Worthing, tonight, to celebrate Hanna’s mum’s birthday (we won’t share the age!). Albie had a much better day today and was much more like his normal self…until christening the venue’s floor with his trademark spewy territory marking. Sorry about that, Mr/Mrs Ami. We’re used to it now…

The headlines behind Headline Spews

It was a university open day when the course leader (wisely, it turned out) showed us a picture of a Ferrari…and told us to forget about owning one if we chose to study journalism. The somewhat odd introduction didn’t ultimately sway me away from pursuing the job I had dreamed of since secondary school. You…

The spews behind Headline Spews

On One Born Every Minute, the joy of childbirth often appears a seamless procession to fairytale family joy. But just a couple of hours after being abruptly awoken at 6.30am on November 3, 2017, baby Albie’s journey into the world via caesarean section seemed more of a bleary-eyed viewing of a gruesome horror film. We’d…