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Patrick Wrightson

Patrick Wrightson
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Patrick Wrightson moved to New Zealand to marry the love of his life. He now has two children, four dogs and two horses, and combines a love of words and pictures to make a living as a freelancer. He agrees with Rudyard Kipling – that words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.

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There is no denying that technology has changed the way we earn, save, spend and share money. With a push of a button, hundreds of...
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Kirsty Wark – ‘Why We Should Talk About The Menopause’

Why is menopausal such a loaded word?Going through 'the change' is a fact of life for all women, often in midlife when they’re at...
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7 Tips On How To Talk To Your Teens

Teenagers. They are grumpy, moody, testy, insecure, hormonal, and can be downright unpleasant. They don’t want the help or wisdom of anyone - most of all,...

Insomnia: How To Help Children (And Their Parents) Get A Good Night’s Sleep

As the day ends and evening begins, some parents are getting ready for a serious task. Not because they are preparing for a late...
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Breast- Versus Bottle-Feeding – The Great Debate

Food is one of the most basic human needs - but when it comes to our babies, the way we do that can be...

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