Apologies in advance for today’s blog. It is not really going to be about parenting, it isn’t going to be particularly funny, it is however going to be cathartic as the day has got off to a bad start… And I am afraid I am going to have a moan about it. And what is the… Read More Day 60: The angry ranting of a disgruntled and tired commuter
It’s a word I feel I have known forever, but never really known what it meant. Until now. “CALPOL” Try saying it, it’s fun, isn’t it! “CALPOL” A mystical word that to a portion of society means a great deal, but to the uninitiated is another vaguely medical term which you don’t really understand. “CALPOL”… Read More Day 59: An Ode to CALPOL
This evening I have been watching England play the Netherlands in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly. A pretty unremarkable and typically dour performance from England, probably most notable for the fact that it saw the debut of the New England home shirt. When I was a kid the launch of a New England kit was always an… Read More Day 58: Thanks to Nike for saving me £89.99!
Now he is 8 weeks old, my son is really starting to interact with the world around him… and what this means is that we can really tell what of his many many toys is his favorite… And the prize goes to this little beauty… The Tiny Love Smarts – Belly Koala He absolutely loves… Read More Day 57: Tiny Love Smarts – Belly Koala (review)
Today I spent a wonderful day with my little man, continuing my ongoing efforts to foster an appreciation of good music through making him listen to a lot of records. Today we listened to the following… What do you think was his favourite?!
Today we were visited by some friends who are expecting a baby in a few months. The day was great, we had a really nice meal out (during which the baby behaved impeccably!), pottered around the shops (baby still behaving impeccably!!), and even watched England beat Germany at football (baby not interested, frustratingly!!!) However, I… Read More Day 55: An apology for being too honest about birth
As a parent you get used to doing some pretty gross things pretty quickly (see my earlier posts about nappies!). However, the latest development in our life has been the advent of a small cold, resulting in us cracking open the “nose frida”, a device that looks like something a Doctor Who alien would use… Read More Day 54: A medieval torture device designed for sucking snot from my baby’s nose
The eagle eyed amongst you may recognise the above as a quote from The Might Boosh, the bit when Vince and Howard decide to revisit medieval chamber music in a failed attempt to stay cutting edge. Anyway, I was reminded of this the other day when I walked into the Oxford St branch of painfully… Read More Day 53: Taking Retro to It’s Logical Conculsion…
Davina T from the fantastic Motherhood IRL blog responded to my last post with a Mum’s perspective of the things that parents worry about. I have posted her blog in full below, and I urge you all to visit her full blog at http://www.MotherhoodIRL.wordpress.com for a great and very honest read! —- As a mother,… Read More A Parent’s Fears – (a Mum’s perspective via MotherhoodIRL blog)
Following the shocking scenes in Brussels this week, I have inevitably once again started worrying about the future of the planet and the world which my little man is going to grow up in. I think the combination of relentless bad news and not quite enough sleep has made me even more vulnerable to fear,… Read More Day 52: Fear! (12 things that are worrying me right now)