A night out without a child…

Last weekend, for the first time in two years Pose and I had a night away from home without a tiny Pachyderm for company! Momentous news I know. I think both of us genuinely expected this to be a worrisome experience where Pose or I would be phoning to check on Ollie every 30 minutes... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day schtick

I get that mother's day is a chance for children/offspring/financial burdens to do something nice for or spend time with their mum's. However, it's not really hit me until the last couple of years, this year particularly, that it's almost more of a chance, particularly when the child is at Ollie's age, for husbands/partners to... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 5 (well 4.5)

Final day of boys week started rather late due to Ollie on Thursday night/Friday morning deciding that sleep was a rather old hat and a bit too conformist for him to take part in. This meant that by the time his avant garde broken sleeping style finally pieced itself together it was about 4.30am and... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 4

Day 4: Nothing much of note happened today. A parent/small person Christmas party was attended at Little Hurricanes, surprisingly not a horrific experience. Lots of small people being really rather well behaved and not monstrous. Some of Pose's friends made me feel a little less awkward at being the only dad there. Ollie was a... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 3

Day 3: Today was a little less all over the place and largely involved a grand expedition to the mysterious locale of Longborough quarry. As a side note Ollie has officially developed his first passive aggressive little toad trait, it involves his car seat. His car seat is at the best of times a fiendishly... Continue Reading →

Boys week take 2

Day 2: Spoiler: No major atrocities occurred today. Slimbridge went as expected. Ollie adamantly quacked at a Goose (Lesser White Fronted) and continued to shout duck at it in a very determined manner. The Goose eventually retreated looking existentially confused. This story played itself out time and again around the rest of Slimbridge with a... Continue Reading →

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