Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons
Sep30

Catching the Sun by Tony Parsons

I’m a big Tony Parsons fan, so I was looking forward to reading his latest. For those of you not familiar with his works (not many people, surely everyone’s read Man and Boy?), Tony Parsons fundamentally writes about dads who love their kids. Either the dads or the kids usually get themselves into some minor scrapes/ brushes with the law, but it’s always for the right reasons, because they are fundamentally good...

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Baby brother or sister?
Sep29

Baby brother or sister?

My sister is pregant, so is my sister-in-law. This is very exciting for all of us. My kids do have a cousin. He’s the same age as my eldest, but he lives in America. We’ve only seen him four times in all those years. Now all of a sudden my kids are going to have two new cousins – one of whom lives very nearby. The kids can’t wait to meet their new cousins, but for my younger two, apparently cousins aren’t...

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Saturday is sore foot caption day
Sep29

Saturday is sore foot caption day

It’s another picture from our slightly disastrous holiday to Italy couple of years ago. What’s going on ‘ere,...

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Soundtrack
Sep28

Soundtrack

I may have mentioned once or twice that I don’t like housework. For me, there is only one way to get through it. Music. It keeps my mind off the job, but it tends to make me dance, so possibly it slows me down a bit. My musical tastes have changed over the years – from Dad rock of my childhood (this no longer has a place in my life, I’m pleased to say), through the indie of my teens and early 20s, the shameless pop...

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Demotivated
Sep28

Demotivated

I’m an energetic kind of person. Always rushing around, always doing stuff, never sitting down. I’m very far from lazy. But right now, I’m feeling demotivated. There are only four things I want to do with my time at the moment: writing; reading; running and dancing. For a lot of people, that might sound like pretty motivated. These are not exactly all-day drinking, shooting up heroin and never getting out of bed. In...

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