3rd May 2017
Better Call Sonny

Had an accident in the playground that wasn't your fault? Better call Sonny.

If it was your fault, say nothing and call him anyway.

This is a conversation we had a few days ago...

Sonny: “Have I got PPI?

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29th March 2012
Sunshine and Shame

We've had a lovely few days in the sunshine, which coincided perfectly with Luca finally shaking off his seemingly endless list of bugs and lurgy.

Sunday was their cousin Elizabeth's birthday party with a Pirate & Princesses theme.

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5th December 2014
Christmas Traditions

Santas KeyYou'll have to excuse my grinchiness(?) for this one blog post but I need to get my Christmas gripes out of the way before any festive spirit can prevail.

I'm a big fan of Yuletide traditions, I have a few of my own.

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14th November 2014
Feminist dad

When I first became a stay-at-home dad I always intended to write a retrospective post about my experiences. Of how I entered a traditionally mothers environment as the 'minority dad' and came out the other side.

In my head I already knew what I was going to write. How facilities aren't geared towards dads.

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30th August 2014
Are We Nearly There Yet?

A couple of days before our drive up to Edinburgh 'someone' left the keys in the car overnight and drained the battery. I'll not say who, other than to repeat a phrase I overheard Janet say to the AA man,

“... yeah, he's a tit!

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30th August 2016
Altomincio Family Park with Canvas Holidays

altomincio-poolOur trip with Canvas Holidays to Altomincio Family Park near Lake Garda was to be a holiday of firsts. First time on a plane; first time abroad; our first proper holiday as a family.

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3rd July 2012
Summer Holiday

For two weeks prior to going away we'd been using CBeebies as our blueprint for our summer holiday, little did we know how much had been filmed in Scarborough ... and so began our CBeebies Summer Song pilgrimage!

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16th September 2015
Manchester Hidden Gems

Richmond-tea-rooms-6I was recently asked if I'd like to contribute to an infographic on the foodie hidden gems of Manchester. I'll not lie, my first thought was that I was being mocked.

Me? A stay-at-home dad? Eating out?

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10th November 2014
Hari Ghotra Curry Kit

hari ghotra spice kitI love cooking. As the stay-at-home parent it offers a rare respite from the post-school squabbles, at least until they discover it doesn't really take half an hour to prep beans on toast.

That's not to say we don't share time in the kitchen.

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7th November 2013
H is for Hummus

h is for hummusNow I hope you read the title as 'huh is for Hummus'? Not H, 'huh'.

Not that I'm bitter but if I have to spell phonetically then it's only fair that you should too!

You see Sonny is learning to read. Luca is learning his alphabet.

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