Review: Bosch GlassVAC

If there's one thing that really bothers me about cold mornings, it's condensation. That might sound a bit precious but, as I have asthma, I really notice the change in air quality at this time of year! Too much moisture in the air can lead to other nasties such as mould and nobody wants to be ...

Review: The LEGO Book New Edition

We absolutely love LEGO in our house. Indeed, the kids have already built an extensive collection. What's more, the sets I had as a kid remain all present and correct at my parents' home. There's something quite brilliant about following the instructions to make vehicles and buildings or, of course, creating your own. This new title ...

What I watched this week: Fortitude

This week, I've been watching increasingly unbelievable events unfold against a bleak backdrop. No, I'm not talking about news coverage of Brexit again. The main attraction has been season three of Fortitude. As usual, there are spoilers - including for seasons one and two this time - so you may want to come back after a ...

What I watched this week: Kidding

I've had a busy weekend so am a couple of days late with this week's review of what I watched on telly. There was a lot more that appealed to me this week, including Jim Carrey's new drama, Kidding. As always, there are mild spoilers so, if you haven't seen any of the following, you may want ...

Why do people buy Panettone at Christmas?

I pride myself on dealing with important questions on Diary of the Dad. So here's one that has been troubling me for years. Why do people buy Panettone at Christmas? For ten months or so, it vanishes from our thoughts. But then, as December approaches, it suddenly appears again. People go mad for it, leaving me flummoxed. Why? ...