The write stuff

The write stuff

One of our friends gave Isaac a gift of a notebook the other day. She knows him well. It’s the best present our studious eldest child could have. Like father, like son. Isaac is a wordsmith at heart. In the same way that some kids spend hours kicking a football around to develop their ball … Continue reading

Faded glories, lifelong memories

Faded glories, lifelong memories

At the end of our four-day half-term getaway, each of our three children had a huge meltdown. That counts as a successful holiday to me. This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve been to Butlins. Having been to Minehead the last couple of times, this year we returned to Bognor Regis for our annual taste … Continue reading

Six of the best

Six of the best

I’ve been a LoveAllDads Awards winner for all of 24 hours now, and I can honestly say my life has changed … not one iota. I haven’t been upgraded at the hotel I’m staying at with work this week. (Indeed I got back to my room this afternoon to find myself locked out.) No one … Continue reading

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