TLDR: Great Halloween, tiny people were cute, sugar was ingested in heroic quantities The Prep: Ollie began the week rather joyfully crowing that it was Halloween soon. Somehow, he has decided that Halloween is something exciting and that he should probably be allowed a party as part of it. Given that Pose and I feel... Continue Reading →
New beginnings etc
Tiny bit of a weird start to this summer break as it's the first one in the last ten summers I've not been prepping to go back to the school I've taught at for nine and a bit years. I've spent just over a quarter of my life teaching there so it's quite a big... Continue Reading →
My son is a trolling ratfink
Recently, Ollie has begun developing a more advanced sense of humour. Admittedly it is still rudimentary, however he's branching out and is attempting to add sophisticated flourishes to his repertoire. One of these 'flourishes' can be seen in the fact that he has started doing extremely unflattering impressions of people at his nursery. This level... Continue Reading →
Mental prodding by a 3 year old
Ollie has always had a carefully developed and well orchestrated range of gambits for artfully poking Rosie and I both mentally and physically. Through constant enforced exposure however, we have increasingly become resistant to them as time has gone. They are wonderfully passive aggressive at times and include classics such as steadfastly insisting that I... Continue Reading →
3 utterly ridiculous things that we have done to placate our child.
This post has kind of come about from a discussion Pose and I were having on the way back from the 'Festival of Children' we went to recently in Cheltenham. The event in of itself, was quite an amiable affair with various businesses etc putting in little workshops for tiny people. Yes, it was quite... Continue Reading →
Puzzle wood with Captain Ollie the Pirate!
I'd been feeling a little stressed recently due to work, uni work and life in general so Pose in her usual 'she just gets me' manner organised a lush day out for us all. The days wombling adventure took us to Puzzle Wood in the Forest of Dean. Given the punishment our son had put... Continue Reading →
Surviving a Bank Holiday weekend with a toddler.
A quick post precursor, I love my son, he's great and Pose and I are lucky to have such an awesome bundle of brilliantness in our lives. However, some weekends it can feel like a war of attrition, interspersed with artfully timed biscuit bribes as an aid to promote any fleeting moments of peace. Merely... Continue Reading →
More posts needed!
I've been a bit slack in creating any posts/content in the past 10 months and all I can put this down to is frankly not finding the time to do anything other than working and enjoying my little family. Excuses for being rather unproductive on the blog front out of the way, there should be... Continue Reading →
Holiday 2.0: Day 1 – Fingers crossed this time
Not even bloody awful Welsh weather was enough to dent our determination to enjoy a summer holiday and so today after recouping for a day we boldly ventured forth to our base of operations... Southampton! We kind of lucked out with the Airbnb and are staying right next to the harbour literally within throwing distance... Continue Reading →
Holiday day 3 – #*@?/*&! weather strikes!
The inevitable has happened and our ragtag band of happy campers has been temporarily halted in its tracks by bloody Welsh coastal weather. Winds gusting at 45mph along with hideous rain squalls ultimately culminated in our tent being destroyed. Multiple tent poles splintered/snapped and us and our belongings were blown everywhere and soaked through. Now... Continue Reading →
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