Something strange happens to many men at a certain point in their lives. It’s not so much to do with age as it is with mentality. For me, I began to notice it several months before Hannah was born. It was a subtle, yet significant change to my persona, to my psyche. I started seeing the world in a slightly […]
As a parent, I try to be ‘present’ as much as possible when I am around my daughter. I love the times when she has my full attention, and we play together or read books, or play hide-and-seek. Sometimes, adult things just need to be done. Bills have to be paid, emails responded to, cooking done… it’s just not possible […]
Now that visits to playgrounds feature heavily in our weekly routine, I’ve begun to notice a few similarities between the children that I see at each playground. As someone who forms his understanding of the world through sweeping generalisations, I have spent my last few visits to playgrounds observing the other children there, and placing them in categories. The […]
Every good blog publishes guest posts from time to time. It’s a good way of building networks and adding a more diverse range of voices and opinions to one’s work. It breaks up the monologue, which can become a bit stale, a bit repetitive, even a bit boring. Hannah has been watching me work on my blog for a while […]
Gather round, children. Let me tell you a magical tale. A tale of power, of immense incompetence and stupidity. A tale from a completely made-up place, so befuddling it couldn’t possibly be real… The Tragic, Twisted Tale of The Energy Contract in the Land of Incompetonia Long, long ago, in a mystical, faraway, totally not real land called Incompetonia […]
When I started writing this blog, I did so because I wanted to record and share my experiences as a new parent. I thought it would be fun to share the joys and trials of parenthood with a young baby. Perhaps some people would read it, maybe even a few people would respond. What I didn’t count on was […]
The other day Emma showed me this fantastic video. I couldn’t help but have a giggle, then a full-blown laugh, as Professor Robert Kelly’s family make their entrances one-by-one. I don’t know Professor Kelly, but he appeared to be conducting a very serious interview about a very serious topic. Luckily, his wonderful family soon lightened the mood.