I’m no Spider-Man

There are several roles you have to assume as a proper grown up. Some of them come naturally and others not so much. Focussing on the latter - well, foibles are much more interesting to read about than achievements - we've reached a particular time of year that I dread. Spider season. And it's fair to ...

Dances with 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. My energy has been completely sapped, my limbs have ached, my voice has been replaced by a largely inarticulate groaning sound and my brain hurts.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 purposes, ...

Afraid of cows? Pull the udder one!

Ages ago when he was really little, Dylan developed a very niche fear: cartoon snails. We didn't know why, but as soon as one of the slimy little buggers appeared on the telly, he'd start either whimpering at best or demonstrating his incredible lung power at worst. We couldn't help but laugh and I meant to ...