Why the playground is torture for those on the periphery, no matter how old you are

School’s out and it’s a relief not just for the kids, who have been increasingly grouchy and knackered over the past few weeks, but also for me, who finds going into the playground sparks social anxiety quite like no other forum. From holding my own in the boardroom, or entering a busy pub or crowded…

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Power Up at the Science Museum; or why video games are the new playing out for adults and kids alike

It was the second day after the year’s hottest and the stifling heat had yet to break. The kids, demob happy on the second to last day of term met me, with Tom on the platform of South Kensington tube, following early drinks with work colleagues. I was two G and Ts and a Pimms…