The Infectious Power of Laughter: The unabashed joy of laughing like a baby

  Let’s get one thing out of the way at the start of this blog… Laughing is awesome! Whether it is a massive uncontrollable belly laugh, a surreptitious bought of inappropriate giggles or just a sly smirk at a smutty double entendre, everyone enjoys a laugh (even goths and Radiohead* fans!). Science (and more importantly… Read More The Infectious Power of Laughter: The unabashed joy of laughing like a baby

Cannes, Ken Loach & the importance of Palme d’Or winner ‘I, Daniel Blake’

As some of you may know, for my day job (when I am not cleaning up poo, vomit and dribble) I work in the entertainment industry, and as part of my job every year I attend the Cannes Film Festival.* This year (2016) the main award at the festival, the Palm d’Or, was won by… Read More Cannes, Ken Loach & the importance of Palme d’Or winner ‘I, Daniel Blake’

Hands Off My Miserable Commute (an open letter to Puccino’s coffee shop)

Dear Puccino’s This has to stop! This picture has recently been installed in the new coffee shop at my local train station. I feel it is time to take a stand as there really is no place for such twee and light hearted whimsy during the grim monotony of the morning commute. Shame on you… Read More Hands Off My Miserable Commute (an open letter to Puccino’s coffee shop)

APOOCALYPSE NOW

Earlier this week my son had his second bout of rotovirus immunisations. The result of this has been that all week he has been a bit groggy, developed a slight case of the sniffles, and perhaps most notably his bowel movements have become a bit less regular. The first evidence of this was when he… Read More APOOCALYPSE NOW