May 10


I started this blog back in March 2011 as a way of dealing with becoming a parent for the first time. I didn’t have a support network of friends at the time so I needed somewhere I could talk things through and get them right in my head. It worked well. I often found myself …

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Mar 22


Yes, I am cute. I know. But tell me again

I’ve posted a huge amount about Olivia. Mood swings, milestones, photos, you name it, I’ve written about it. But I’ve written very little about Emily. This is not to say that things aren’t happening, quite the opposite, but thanks to the stage Olivia is currently at, her “moments” are eclipsing Emily’s in terms of blogability. …

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Mar 21

The Terrible Twos

This Is My Happy Face.

  She’s not even three yet, go easy on her. We seem to be saying that a lot recently. Over the last few months, Olivia has been challenging, to put it mildly. Each and every time we get exacerbated and are ready to throw ourselves out of a window, we have to remind herself that …

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Mar 17

The Power Of Dad

Today I heard some news which made me very sad. A boy I knew, who, without going into too many details, had a father he did not deserve, was sent to prison for a violent act. It made me sad not because of the crime he committed, but because he stood no chance in life …

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Feb 14

The Vasectomy Post

Note: if you’re squeamish, it’s probably best you stop reading now. Still reading? Good stuff. The purpose of this post isn’t to say “look at me, I’ve had a vasectomy”, it’s to document something that I’ve gone through as a dad and husband and something that many other men may be considering and would like …

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Jan 25


You’re probably wondering what’s been happening on the blog recently. I haven’t posted in what feels like ages. The reason for this is simple: I haven’t really felt in the mood to do so. Loads of things have been happening, but very little I have felt I wanted to share. We’ve had feeding issues, feeding …

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Jan 15

Review: TomTom Bluetooth Hands Free Kit

TomTom Hands Free Car Kit

I was asked by Tesco Compare if I’d like to review a gadget which made driving safer. As I enjoy driving and gadgets, of course I said yes! They kindly sent me the TomTom Bluetooth Hands Free Kit, which allows hands free calls to be made via your mobile while driving. If there’s one thing …

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Jan 11

Review: Nokia Lumia 920

Nokia Lumia 920

I’d like to start this post by stating that this is not a paid review. I am doing this off my own back based on a purchase I made myself. Over the years I have used pretty much every type of mobile phone. I’ve used some unknown brand brick, I’ve used the original Nokias, I’ve …

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Dec 09

Love Your Music


Picture the scene: you’re sitting back on the train, coffee in hand, head back, warm, comfortable and ready to listen to your favourite album. 45 minutes of travel time that’s all yours. You pop your headphones on and hit play. Here it comes, that intro that makes the hairs on your arms stand on end. …

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Dec 05

Thank You NHS

Where have my eyebrows gone????

It’s not often you read a blog post from a parent saying thank you to the NHS. Normally it’s all about complaining. I’ve complained via this blog on many occasions. There are times when I’ve thought the NHS isn’t fit for purpose. However not today. Today I looked at Emily and realised that she is …

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