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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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The ubiquitous chicken nugget is arguably most kids' all-time favourite food – however much we wish it wasn’t. If you’re trying to cut down...
Chicken And Broccoli En Croute

Something For The Weekend – Chicken And Broccoli En Croute

‘En croute’ always makes me think of restaurant-quality dishes, even though it simply means anything baked in pastry. The kids always love it...
I’m Glad My Husband Is Dead

I Still Miss Him Sometimes But I’m Glad My Husband Is Dead

It was the speed with which John died that stunned me. He'd felt tired and under the weather, and I told him to go and...
IVF

Yes, IVF Really DOES Seem Like A Licence To Print Money

I read the recent article in the Guardian entitled: ‘How IVF became a licence to print money’ and thought back to when I first...
my father the feminist

My Father, The Feminist

I think it often takes becoming a parent to fully appreciate your own, and the blood, sweat and tears it takes to raise a...

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