Lockdown has been tough on us all but one of the few silver linings of it all is that many of us are now spending more time outside and enjoying the beautiful walks and country parks nearby. We spent the day at High Woods country park in Colchester and wanted to share some of the amazing sights we found.Continue reading “High Woods Country Park, Colchester”
I had planned to write a post this week all about our favourite place to visit as a family, Pudney woods. Unfortunately this is a late replacement for that post, which will hopefully follow soon.Continue reading “Pudney Woods – Not as intended”
It is often considered that television and kids are not a healthy combination. For generations, the most popular kids programmes have often offered very little in terms of education or development but things are a little different now.Continue reading “The best kids channels on YouTube”
If you’re looking for a fun yet simple craft to make with your toddler this Easter, this could be just the thing.Continue reading “Great Easter crafts for the family”
It’s that time of year again. Robbie returned home from his nursery yesterday bringing with him a gift of easter nests that he had made with his teacher. Then it struck me, I actually had no idea how to make them but my two year old son did. Scary.Continue reading “Simple chocolate Easter nest egg recipe for kids”
We’ve nearly made it. I’ll admit I have no clue how long we have actually been in lockdown for nor how long it has been since I saw certain family or friends.Continue reading “Well hello civilisation”
Last month after one hangover too many I took the decision that it was time for a break from alcohol. It’s now been just under a month and tomorrow marks the end of my detox so I thought it time to have a look at the results.
Monday is the big day. The tiny little monster that we created will be celebrating his 2nd birthday and we can’t wait to make it as special as we can for him.Continue reading “Back to reality – It’s birthday time!”
I’m still working on convincing Robbie of the importance of football. Though many would argue that there are far more important life skills to be teaching a one year old boy, my focus on prioritising such aspects has always been a little off key.Continue reading “Guest Post – Oli Harris”
There is always such excitement when a friend or family member has a new baby. It is often the case that people want to bring gifts to meet the new arrival and these post looks at how to get presents that the parents really want.
It’s been a pretty quiet week for us. Not in the sense of decibel levels which have been through the roof with Robbie’s constant screaming and shouting, more in the sense that nothing much has really happened.Continue reading “Who wants cookies?”
I’ve always had a strange relationship with social media. Until very recently I had refused to use it for many years yet recent personal and global changes have found me spending almost all of my time flicking between the different sites.Continue reading “Social media, let’s be kind”
Let’s face it, the last few weeks have been a little bit rough. Coronavirus has done so much more than just spread a lethal illness, it has completely wiped all toilet roll from the planet and destroyed our supplies of pasta which is a real issue for us all.Continue reading “Boris Johnson, a new Dad”
I read some news this morning that really hit me hard. The story was regarding a young Dad of three who had died after drinking a can of energy drink most days just to get through night shifts at work.Continue reading “The dangers of caffeine”
Today the unthinkable happened. My beautiful and extremely charitable wife had a little trim in order to donate the hair to The Little Princess Trust (LPT).Continue reading “Hair today, gone tomorrow”
It happens every year. The nightmare where every taken man is dutifully bound to become a romantic and loving figure of perfection, far from the reality of his true identity. But how do we get through it?Continue reading “Dad’s survival guide to Valentine’s Day”
(Because Dad is an idiot)
So a few people may have noticed that my beautiful blog disappeared today. A few others may have noticed that the page had turned into a website for a completely fictional restaurant (which looked pretty good!)Continue reading “Why did the blog vanish?”
I’m nobody really. Just your average first time Dad who enjoys writing and wants to share his thoughts with the world.
Having a child changed me. I used to be cool. (Lie). The whole focus on life shifts from any interests of my own to purely being a responsible adult for the good of the little man. No more football on a Sunday afternoon… teletubbies instead. No more going to the pub for one too many… nappy changing to do. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I chose to write a blog to put across my feelings and bring a little humour to my role as Daddy. A year later and the blog is still going strong, though not sure the same can be said of me! Robbie is now two and a half years old and is changing every day and getting me more new, exciting and slightly scary challenges as he makes he journey through life.
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Lockdown has been tough on us all but one of the few silver linings of it all is that many of us are now spending more time outside and enjoying the beautiful walks and country parks nearby. We spent the day at High Woods country park in Colchester and wanted to share some of the […]
I had planned to write a post this week all about our favourite place to visit as a family, Pudney woods. Unfortunately this is a late replacement for that post, which will hopefully follow soon.
The best Kids channels on YouTube all in one place! From educational shows through to those that make you want to sing and dance, these are the channels my Son and I would recommend.