Megablocks, construction, blocks, car

My Sunday Photo – From Destruction to Construction

My Sunday Photo for this week is of Hannah’s first Mega Bloks construction This photo represents the reaching of a significant milestone for Hannah. It is a record of the first time that she has successfully constructed something with blocks. She has been playing with blocks for a long time, but that play has involved watching me build things, then knocking […]

The local park, play, dirt, hand, baby

The Importance of The Local Park

There are some downsides to compact family living. Obviously, sacrifices need to be made for a family to occupy a smaller footprint than that of the traditional family home. Often, that sacrifice is most felt in the backyard. That’s where the local park becomes vitally important. When I think back to my childhood (perhaps through rose-tinted glasses), the backyard was […]

If I point to the kitchen, I might get cake, baby feeding self. Obsolete, dad

The Day I Became Obsolete

Sooner or later everything becomes obsolete.   I have fond memories of playing my Sega Megadrive in the 90s. Michael Jackson moonwalked his way across the 30cm screen, Sonic the Hedgehog ran at unfathomably fast speeds and life was good. Nothing could ever top it, or so I thought. And I laughed, oh how I laughed, at my friend with […]

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