August 14th 2012. All the latest news, views, and reviews
The Three Little Pigs storytelling workshop and The AJ show!
The Queen's Theatre presents a morning of fun on the last saturday before school starts again with two vibrant children's events for just a fiver each! The Three Litle Pigs storytelling workshop starts at 10am for 5-7 yr olds, and The AJ Show! complete with bubbles, balloons, snow, magic and dancing starts at 11am for 4-7 yr olds.
The Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch RM11 1QT
With her trademark blend of “social satire, interpersonal drama, and urban glamour” (The New York Times), Amy Sohn's new book delivers an unsentimental look at modern marriage and kids, whilst living and breathing New York City. amazon.co.uk
Going for gold
Stuck for things to do with the kids in the holidays? How about finding all the newly painted Olympic gold post boxes in and around London
Sophie Hoskins, Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls; Worple Road, Spencer Road, Wimbledon, London SW20
Andy Murray, Tennis; gold post box: Corner of Church Road and Somerset Road, Wimbledon, London SW19
Mo Farah, Men’s Athletics 10,000m; gold post box: 477 London Road, Isleworth TW7 4BX
Mo Farah, Men's Athletics 5,000m; gold post box: Broad Street (on the corner of North Lane), Teddington TW11 8RF
Joanna Rowsell, Women's Team Pursuit Cycling; gold post box: Carshalton Road/Cambridge Road, Carshalton SM5 3PZ
Pete Reed, Men's Fours Rowing; gold post box: Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick, London W4 4JE
Anthony Joshua: Men's Boxing Super Heavy Weight; gold post box: Watford High Street post office, London WD17 2DN
Charlotte Dujardin, Equeestrian Team Dressage; gold post box: 5 Colman Parade, Southbury Rd, Enfield, EN1 1YY
Secret gold To launch the campaign, Royal Mail painted a post box by Westminster Abbey gold. We won't tell you where...you'll just have to find it
Wirral midwives are playing a leading role in a documentary which shares the joys and challenges of working with mums and babies. If you loved the gritty reality of One Born Every minute, you'll find this just as fascinating. The Midwives BBC2, Tuesday, 9pm.
Vaginal birth triggers the expression of a protein in the brains of newborns that improves brain development and function in adulthood, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers, who also found that this protein expression is impaired in the brains of offspring delivered by caesarean section. ScienceDaily (Aug. 8, 2012)
Why why why... do people give silly names to their children?
Totally and utterly ridiculous, there's no wonder some of these were disallowed by the registry office.
Staff Sgt. Max Fightmaster
Moxie CrimeFighter Jillette
Wonderful Terrific Monds III
Number 16 Bus Shelter
Breece D’J Pancake
Moon Unit Zappa
Legal Tender Coxey
Nicholas Unless-Jesus-Christ-Had-Died-For-Thee-Thou-Hadst-Been-Damned Barbon.
La La La la I'm not listening to the silly name you have given me