31st October 2018
Blackpool Illuminations

For us Northerners, Blackpool illuminations is a rite of passage. It's a coming of age moment. Right up there with your first Greggs pasty, chip barms and rickets.

I'll not lie, I had high expectations. So much so I may have bigged it up a little too much.

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17th April 2015
What Price an Apology?

What price an apology? That's not a rhetorical question, they're currently trading at 10p.

You see, I've introduced the boys to pocket-money. In part to teach them the value of money, but mostly because I'm a fool.

It all began in Sainsbury's.

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20th February 2012
Play-doh

I thought I'd found a healthy balance over how much time the boys were spending in front of the TV; that was until on our last trip to the moon we appeared to have developed our own theme tune, not too dissimilar to the moonpig.com advert (replace the word pig with trip and you have the idea!

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20th February 2012
I hate half-term!

When I started our blog the intention was for it to be a diary of our adventures, but the lure of using it as an outlet for a good old whine has proven too strong!

I hate half-term, especially now the local schools have seen fit to spread the misery out over two weeks.

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5th September 2016
Not Another Back to School Post

Sorry, I lied, it absolutely is another back to school post. What can you do, I called it The Tales of Sonny and Luca. You make your bed, you lie in it.

Sonny started Juniors today, but he'll not forget his time in infants, not least because those memories are still etched across his tie in gravy.

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13th July 2014
Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont

la croix du vieux pontI love everything about France, even if my last trip was memorable for very different reasons. But then who's not nearly been arrested for human trafficking at some point in their lives? Really, just me?

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5th September 2016
Not Another Back to School Post

Sorry, I lied, it absolutely is another back to school post. What can you do, I called it The Tales of Sonny and Luca. You make your bed, you lie in it.

Sonny started Juniors today, but he'll not forget his time in infants, not least because those memories are still etched across his tie in gravy.

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20th July 2015
In Support of Jeremy Corbyn

jeremy corbyn labour leadershipWhilst watching the recent budget announcement, something troubled me.

It wasn't anything George Osborne said, I'd actually expected far worse.

It wasn't even the fist pumping of Iain Duncan Smith, like a teenager who'd just groped his first boob.

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18th December 2013
Super Mario 3D World

Due to hand-held technology the dexterity of our thumbs is evolving at a frightening rate.

In fifty years they'll apparently have superseded the forefinger as the preferred digit with which to point.

Well most people, I suspect my boys are going to persevere with their lazy nod.

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26th July 2012
Lost Childhood

holding a tortoiseWhen I was asked to participate in a bloghop for the World Vision #Lostchildhood campaign it got me thinking about my own childhood and how fortunate and carefree it was.

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