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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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What started the Big Bang? – Pippi, 8, Canberra. This is one of the two questions I get asked a lot (the other one is:...
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Something For The Weekend – The Perfect Shepherd’s Pie

First, let's be clear about one thing – a shepherd’s pie is made with lamb. The clue is in the name, after all. However,...
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The Baby Jogger City Tour Compact Stroller – A Truly Portable Solution For Family...

A lightweight buggy is a parenting essential once your child is a few months old – and this one ticks all the...
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Couple Forced To Give Up Newborn Twins After IVF Mix-Up

After spending more than $100,000 (£80,000) on in vitro fertilization services to become pregnant, an unidentified couple from New York say they...

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The study was based on analysis of nearly 1,000 boys from low-income neighbourhoods of Montréal. The boys were assessed by kindergarten teachers at age six...

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Born in Pennsylvania as Alecia Beth Moore, Pink burst onto the music scene almost 20 years ago. Her distinctive voice and sassy style made...

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