Month: August 2011

The postman cometh

Having previously taken inspiration for his antics from a number of big- and small-screen characters including monkeys, Gollum and Taz, Dylan has finally chosen to emulate a human. Well, a stop-motion representation of a human with a missing finger on each hand and what has to be the world’s oldest living pet cat, anyway. Yes, …

The icemen cometh

Two 'icemen' after conquering an ice wall.

It’s good to get out of your comfort zone now and then and that is exactly what I did last week by going ice climbing and again this week by writing about it rather than family life. To say that climbing the interior of what is essentially a massive freezer – that is in severe …

A creature of habits

I’m sure all babies have their unusual little foibles, but Dylan doesn’t half have some strange habits. To start with, there are the ones that I imagine are familiar to many parents. These include his penchant for trying to rip my face off. And marauding away in a state of semi-undress while we’re changing his …