So I have been single for 12 months after a 10 year marriage and finally dipped my toe into the world of online dating.
I have been chatting to this one guy for a couple of days who seems nice, normal enough etc and just now he suggests meeting up.
He suggested coffee tomorrow morning at the beach, fine for me. Had made arrangements to meet then he texts back - "Doggy playdate instead? Our 2 dogs at the dog beach and then we see how we feel about each other?"
I texted back with 'sorry, my dog's not a fan of the beach' and he came back with 'that's ok, park instead?'
Is this strange? He seems nice enough but I thought the idea of a coffee was to get to know him, then progress from there?
Issues around children learning to read are rarely out of the news. Which is hardly surprising – becoming a successful reader is of paramount importance in improving a child's life chances. Nor is it surprising that reading creates a virtuous circle: the more you read the better you become. But what may come as a surprise is that reading to dogs is gaining popularity as a way of addressing concerns about children's reading.