Radio prank nurse suicide: any lessons to be learned?

Image of a radio microphone illustrating the prank call made by radio jocksThe UK nurse who killed herself following an Australian talkback radio prank has left the chattering classes all atwitter with recriminations about who is to blame for the tragic turn of events. The hospital, the radio jocks, the nurse’s colleagues – all are copping a share. Rebecca Sparrow has highlighted a point not-often spoken of in connection with the adult world, but which has been doing the rounds in parenting and childcare circles for a while – resilience.

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How to make a rainbow layer cake for a children’s birthday party

Rainbow layer cakeAs regular readers would know, I’ve been planning how to make a rainbow layer cake for my daughter’s birthday party for aaaages! I even wrote I would have a couple of practice runs at it – ha! That didn’t happen. I really couldn’t find a great website that gave me basic instructions on how to make a rainbow layer cake – so, like most things I do, I charged headlong into it and hoped for the best. Here’s how it turned out, and my top tips on how to make a rainbow layer cake.

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