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Cleaning up by shutting down

For some years I’ve been sponsoring a little girl in Zimbabwe. If you haven’t come across the idea of sponsoring before, it works like this. You contribute a small amount of money each month, and some of it goes to help a specific child. In most cases it means that they can go to school and have a proper lunch. Things my own son takes for granted. (In fact he’d…



I live in the Canary Islands. They are part of Spain, but situated off the coast of Morocco. Our house is a new building. Before we moved in, we had a long period where we were dragging our son, Julio, round with us to choose bath taps and floor tiles and so on. The poor kid got very frustrated because we wouldn’t let him chose anything – like we were…