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 …

Basic SEO for bloggers

The SEO course I mentioned in my last post has got me thinking: while those of us who blog do so because we want to, the majority of us also keep one eye on our readership statistics. After all, if you’ve written something and enjoyed writing it, it follows logic that you hope that others may …