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Simon Harding lived in 12 different countries as a child, thanks to his father’s military career. He finally settled in the south of France, where he lives with his wife and three children. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, and enjoys wine-making and cooking for friends and family.

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Junk The Plastic: Family-Friendly Ways To A Greener Future

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When my husband and I were planning our wedding – many years ago – we were asked if we intended to have children. We...

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