DUPLO 2017 toddler gift guide

The 2017 Toddler Christmas Gift Guide – Blocks, Books, Brilliant Beats and Balance

With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve taken the time to sit down and think about the gifts that would really get a toddler excited on Christmas Day. I thought long and hard, and you know what? I’ve come up with a pretty amazing list! Behold, Blog of Dad’s 2017 Toddler Gift Guide – Blocks, Books, Brilliant Beats and Balance […]

Books for toddlers

Dad’s Guide to Books for Toddlers – The 2017 Christmas Gift Guide Supplement

When I started putting together the toddler Christmas gift guide, I sent some requests out to a bunch of Australia’s best publishers asking if they wanted to participate After all, Hannah loves books and I love reading them to her. The response was overwhelming! Most of the publishers knew that they had great books for toddlers and were only too […]

Dotonbori At Night

My Sunday Photo – Dotonbori At Night

My Sunday Photo for this week is titled Dotonbori At Night Dotonbori is the tourist destination in Osaka. It is unlike any place I have ever seen, even more surreal than the neon jungle of Shinjuku. At night it unleashes an all-out assault on the senses. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Dotonbori are unique. If there was one goal that I […]

Horse on a stick

…Did I Just Eat Horse?

Japan is a country of culinary delight. Some of them are famous (sushi, for example), while others are wonderful surprises that fill your mouth with unexpected joy (takoyaki springs to mind). Some surprises are good, but hard for the naïve Western brain to comprehend. Other surprises were… not good. Not good at all. As someone who has now spent the […]

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