Family life

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, …

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 …

Of birthdays and blogging

So I’m the father of a one-year-old boy. How did that happen and where did the last year go? We’ve been celebrating Dylan’s first birthday for the last couple of days. While he was blissfully oblivious as to the reason for all the fuss and sudden appearance of his grandparents, uncles, aunty and cousin at …

Unfinished monkey business

Clint Eastwood’s right-turn-loving chum Clyde, Daktari’s Judy and the piano-shifting stars of the old PG tips adverts. To these names must be added that of Dylan whose continuing development seems to witness me comparing him to something new every week. Yes, you’ve guessed it, this time I’m going to frivolously liken him to our primate …