Category: Observations

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Everyone forgets the second child

You do feel for your second child sometimes. They arrive into a ready-made family unit. There is already another child who is used to being top dog. Invariably that older sibling is walking and...

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Having a break.

Where have I been? Wow I looked at the date of my last post and it was the 8th May. That’s 3 weeks ago and I’ve not managed to write anything since then. I...

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The Start of the Dad Taxi

You may have read my previous piece on finding time for myself. This week little Georgie had her first session at day nursery. Which meant that Galla and I had the morning to ourselves....

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Finding time for myself

We’ve had a busy week (when do we not?!) at WWP HQ. Firstly, little Georgie turned one which itself leads to a number of changes around here. Not least the potential for me to...

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Stop growing will you!

I’m writing this in the kitchen while my wife decorates a birthday cake for Georgie who turns one next week. And yes I know it’s a clich√© but will my children please stop growing!!!...

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One Year On

One year ago today I had my last day in the office. I worked as an accountant doing the daily 9-5, spending my days sat in front of my spreadsheets. The next day I...

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Tinnitus and me

I suffer from tinnitus and have done, on and off for about 25 years. What is Tinnitus The perception of ringing in your ears. It is a fairly common condition affecting about 1 in...

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The Versatile Blogger Award

OK here goes. I was trying to avoid this, but I guess I can’t get away with it now that two of my lovely blogging friends have nominated me. Actually, I am really pleased...

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Great books for girls

There are loads of great books out there.¬† For the purposes of this post I’m interested in finding books which give a positive image for girls. Fairytales My wife and I can put our...

(c) Holiday Extras 0

Flying with children.

Don’t do it. The End. Actually flying with children doesn’t have to be the nightmare you might have envisaged. For my family it is a fact of life. My wife is a Kiwi and...