My six- and eight-year-old sons are watching an ice hockey match, their noses pressed to the Perspex. They gasp as the star player of the Tigres Blancs, Patrick “Pat” Adin, gets slammed into the barrier by an opponent: his face is squished a few millimetres from theirs. When he then wins back the puck and scores, they erupt with a fervour usually reserved for their football team. All around us, French families and holidaying friends were cheering and chanting Pat’s name. What made this more unusual is that Pat is in his mid-60s, and we later saw him driving the ice resurfacer in the interval and selling refreshments at the end of the match. He also gave us a skating lesson at a group session here the day before. We were in the lesser-known ski resort of La Rosière, which often gets overlooked in favour of its big-hitting neighbour, Les Arcs, just across the Tarentaise valley. The resort is joined with La Thuile across the Italian border to make up the Espace San … [Read more...] about Family skiing in the French Alps – fun on and off the slopes
“Oh,” I say as we pull into a clearing off a dirt track. “It’s really small.” Which should not have come as a surprise, really – “it” being a tiny house and smallness being rather the point of it. But, as I checked my rear-view mirror to see my five-year-old unbuckled and silently trying to release her two-year-old sister from her car seat, I thought again: “That house is very small.” “This would be so nice without kids,” my partner says, quietly. The house sits dwarfed by eucalyptus trees on a rural property in Kangaroo Valley, two hours south of Sydney. Its large window, on the narrow front side, stares patiently west, waiting for the sunset over the small field of ferns which lay before more gumtrees and the escarpment on the horizon. There is nothing else and no one else within sight. It would be so nice without kids. Cheers from the back seat and the unmistakable sound of a small person trying to override a … [Read more...] about Tiny house holiday: can a family of four fit in a 15-square-metre space?
I think one of my children is stealing from me. Occasionally at home I’ll open my purse to find less in it than I expected. It’s only a few pounds here and there, but money is tight and I try to give them everything they need, even if I can’t always manage everything they want. What do I do? I don’t want to set a trap. • When leaving a message on this page, please be sensitive to the fact that you are responding to a real person in the grip of a real-life dilemma, who wrote to Private Lives asking for help, and may well view your comments here. Please consider especially how your words or the tone of your message could be perceived by someone in this situation, and be aware that comments that appear to be disruptive or disrespectful to the individual concerned will be removed. • Comments on this piece are premoderated to ensure discussion remains on topics raised by the writer. Please be aware there may be a short delay in comments appearing on the … [Read more...] about I think one of my kids is stealing from me
They got engaged in July this year and have been inseparable ever since. Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland was spotted out and about in a rain-soaked Beverly Hills with her husband to be, Wells Adams, on Saturday. Although she's very used to donning stunning ensembles on the red carpet, Sarah, 28, proved she can do both - rocking the casual chic look as she ran errands with Wells, 35. Errands: Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland was spotted out and about in a rain-soaked Beverly Hills with her husband to be, Wells Adams, on Saturday The actress and singer battled the conditions in a thick black coat, coupling it with skinny blue jeans and comfy flats. She tied her hair up into a ponytail and went make-up free as Wells strolled along behind her in a cool get up. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Modern Family's Sarah Hyland 'pops the champagne' ahead of... Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland rock body-hugging ensembles as... Sarah Hyland keeps … [Read more...] about Sarah Hyland nails the casual chic look while out in LA with her beau Wells Adams after celebrating Modern Family’s final season premiere
A new lower-cost method for creating high-tech prosthetics aims to make the devices much more accessible to amputees around the world – especially children. New York-based prosthetics company Unlimited Tomorrow unveiled its amazing 3D-printed prosthetic arm at CES this week. The arm is equipped with muscle sensors and an artificially intelligent control system, which work together to give child amputees the ability to grip objects and move their fingers individually. Scroll down for video New York-based prosthetics company Unlimited Tomorrow unveiled its amazing 3D-printed prosthetic arm at CES this week. While the arms can be made to fit a diverse range of recipients, Unlimited Tomorrow focuses on creating kids’ prosthetics Typical high-tech prosthetics can cost a family tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket, even with insurance considered, Ella Scarchilli, who does marketing for Arrow Electronics, told Dailymail.com at the Las Vegas tech show. … [Read more...] about Unlimited Tomorrow shows off incredible 3D-printed prosthetic arm for kids that uses advanced muscle sensors to control hand motion and matches ANY skin tone