And the winner is …

And the winner is …

Even the mightiest of oaks starts out as a tiny acorn. Slouching towards Thatcham is hardly a Californian redwood of the parent blogging community – I like to think of it more as a beautifully sculpted bonsai – but it is that little corner of the web that I call my home. And it’s one … Continue reading

Five things I’ll miss when you grow up

Five things I’ll miss when you grow up

With our children, it’s so easy to be focussed on the next milestone that we forget that every step they take moves them a tiny bit further away from younger, more innocent times. This is something I’m particularly aware of with Kara, probably because I know she’s our last child. We won’t ever again go through … Continue reading

Me, myself and I

Me, myself and I

I’m one of the featured bloggers over on the LoveAllDads showcase this month. So, for once, I’m going to turn the spotlight on to the person whom I’m (to borrow a classic Yes, Prime Minister quote) “in the habit of defining by means of the perpendicular pronoun”. This is my life Here are the basic … Continue reading

My month in Instagrams: September 2014

My month in Instagrams: September 2014

September saw two significant milestones: my birthday (21 again, obviously) and Toby heading off to primary school for the first time. But before he did, we made sure his last days of freedom were packed full of fun. Beaulieu and the beasts Although they’re now at the same school, the boys started term a week … Continue reading

So far, so good

So far, so good

It’s been 2½ weeks since Toby started school and he’s still as enthusiastic now as he was at the end of his first half-day, washing away our concerns that he might struggle to cope with the change in moving up from preschool. In fact, if anything he has embraced it even more readily than his … Continue reading