Month: February 2012

Going with the grain

Dylan doesn’t look like me [insert your chosen joke involving dairy product delivery staff of the male persuasion here]. He definitely takes after Kate in the looks department [insert your favourite witty remark pointing out that he got lucky and could have got my looks here] so, on what is perhaps a selfish, narcissistic level, …

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A child stood in a flooded street in Pakistan.

We often convince ourselves that we have real concerns that are, in the grand scheme of things, minor irritations at worst. In my case, these include the persistent mould that has taken up residence on the bathroom ceiling, how Tottenham are going to fare when Harry Redknapp inevitably takes the England job and even what I’m going to write about …

Around the world in 80 words: Treviso

A lion statue in Treviso.

This post has been inspired by the irritatingly funny SAHDandproud. He’s come up with the brilliant idea of creating an alternative, online, user-generated travel book thingy – holiday guide 2.0 if you will. Since he started it a few weeks ago, I’ve been meaning to join in. So here’s my first foray into the world of citizen travel journalism. I give you my 80-word …

Potty mouth training

Dylan is getting closer and closer to forming his first words and, while I’m really excited that he’s getting so close to the milestone that will, I imagine, ultimately see us wishing he would cease asking existential questions and be quiet for just five minutes, I’m equally worried that the odd bit of Anglo Saxon …