Month: April 2013

We are the angry mob

An angry monkey.

If there’s one song that’s stuck in my head at the moment, it’s The Angry Mob by Kaiser Chiefs. Here’s why… Now that he’s mobile and getting into everything, Xander is learning what the word ‘no’ means. As a result, we’ve learned something too. He does seem to revel in a good whinge. I’m a …

Quick on the drawer

A chest of drawers.

Xander has been getting more and more adventurous of late. The novelty of being able to walk seems to have worn off and now seems to be considered a means to an end in his now-more-pressing mission to investigate anything and everything. With the ability to perambulate from A to B well established in his …

Dances with woodlice

Some woodlice.

I write this post while taking part in the boss battle that is the end of a really nasty virus. I haven’t felt so ill in ages.┬áMy energy has been completely sapped, my limbs have ached, my voice has been replaced by a largely inarticulate groaning sound and my brain hurts. To all intents and …

Honey, I’m home!

A house being transported on a lorry - literally moving home!

Right, I’m here, most of my stuff from the old blog seems to have found its way here relatively unscathed. Plus, to continue the analogy I left Blogger with a week or so ago, there are several boxes of things I need either to unpack or see if I can live without and shove them …

Welcome!

Welcome to the new Diary of the Dad! I’ve just moved from my old Blogger site and am now self-hosted. You’ll observe that it’s a bit sparse here at the moment, but come back soon – the web monkeys and I are working our socks off behind the scenes. Update: Well, obviously this was a …

Time to move on

A pile of cardboard boxes. It must be time to move on.

I’ve been writing this blog for two and a half years now and have racked up a number of posts since I started, but it’s now time for a change. I feel I’ve done as much as I can with the current setup so it’s time to move on… … to a self-hosted presence on …