10th August 2017
Big Shop with Little Helpers

As a seasoned stay-at-home dad I should know better than to do a big shop with little helpers.

I guess it's like my relationship with KFC; every few years I just need reminding of why it's best avoided.

The warning signs were all there. Their eagerness to help for a start, that's not normal.

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11th July 2016
Holding a Grudge

taekwond-doFew hold a grudge quite like Luca. He's the Heston of vengeance. If revenge is a dish best served cold, Luca serves his in liquid nitrogen. Were he an Avenger he'd be Permafrost.

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10th March 2013
Morning Routine

Prior to Sonny starting Nursery our morning routine was so loose that my request of,

“Shall we get dressed?”, would often include the caveat,

“...before breakfast/lunch/mummy gets home from work?

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23rd July 2012
Olympic Fever

olympic games 2012 Olympic fever has well and truly hit the Bryce-Yang household and this week sees the launch of our own Urmston 2012 Olympic games.

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27th February 2016
Operation Alphabet

tower-of-londonLast week we embarked on a top secret mission to London. Code name: Operation Alphabet.

It was based on a book by the same name which had really captured the boys imagination.

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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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20th October 2015
Manchester City Stadium Tour

Man-City-Tour-1Were you to ask Sonny and Luca to describe me, their options would be plentiful.

Father, caregiver, storyteller, teeth-brushing inspector, school-on-time deliverer, comic in residence, Mario Kart Grand Master ...

… but you don't need to ask them, because I've done it for you.

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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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13th July 2014
I aint gettin' on no plane

My recent trip to Paris with the Canvas Bloggers brought back memories of my last trip to France three years ago, particularly as we passed through passport control before boarding the ferry.

You see last time I went to France I nearly didn't get beyond this point, but then why would you if you were suspected of human trafficking?

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19th November 2014
Post 40 Denial

I have my 40+ health check this week.

It's not helping with my post 40 denial but it'll be fine because I'm sat here drinking herbal tea, and everyone knows that replacing coffee with Chinese green tea for a couple of days can reverse twenty five years of abusing your body.

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