Boiling point

I have a friend, who I have known for over 30 years now. Unfortunately, he fell down the stairs in his own home several years ago, which left him with a slight scar in terms of his memory and a general slowing down. He lives alone just down the road, so, I try at least … More Boiling point

Being a dad

There are many joys of ‘being a dad’, not least, the joy of watching your offspring growing, learning and becoming a young adult.  The other joy, for me at least, has been the honour of looking after the children of friends. As a stay-at-home father, I have had the pleasure of looking after several children … More Being a dad

Pop culture

It never ceases to amaze me just how much one learns from ones own child, especially when it comes to pop culture. Having a teenage daughter has definitely enlightened and informed not to mention broadened my own experiences on popular culture. Its already two years since I was first introduced to  Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Broadway … More Pop culture

Dads Gaming

One of the unexpected joys of being a ‘forced’ stay at home dad has been the amount of time one obviously has to spend with your child but also the number of times other parent’s knowing that you are at home, will ask you to look after their children too. Now I’ve mentioned this is … More Dads Gaming

Summer Vacations

So, summer has finally arrived and after our return, my daughter, partner and myself from a week away, I discovered scribbled on the wall calendar a week penciled in by my daughter’s mother. ‘Wow’, I thought. This is the second vacation or trips away in as many years that ‘Miss Jean Brodie’ aka daughter’s mother, … More Summer Vacations