Tag Archives: zombies

Seven years a blogger!

A man pointing at a badge with the number seven on it.

Seven years ago today, I wrote my first ever blog post. It was short, to the point and without any pictures. It was also the most uncomfortable thing I’ve ever written. Not because I was putting myself out there, you understand. I was a journalist back then, so was already familiar with that. It was …

The Walking Dad

A spoof TV show poster with the words "The Walking Dad"

Today is a proud landmark for me – this is my 500th post! So much has changed since I wrote my first one, but I think I’ve stayed true to the roots that it established by writing in the same voice, talking about family life and sporadically mentioning zombies! In the time that I’ve been writing …

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 My energy has been completely sapped, my limbs have ached, my voice has been replaced by a largely inarticulate groaning sound and my brain hurts.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

Night of the livid dad

A selection of things that could be giving my son nightmares.

I wasn’t really livid as such, but if you’ve been reading this blog for a little while you’ll know I can’t resist sneaking zombie puns in when I can. The feeling is certainly a lot stronger than being slightly miffed, but stops well short of furious anger too. It’s a strange fusion of feelings really. Disappointment, …

In the Fright Garden

We love In the Night Garden in our house; it has become the staple of Dylan’s bedtime routine. I don’t know what its creators were on when they came up with the idea, but it is stellar stuff that seems to hypnotise our little monkey, convincing him in the process that going to sleep would …

Dawn of the Dad

I’ve always loved zombie films; there’s nothing quite like the chaos that ensues when a group of mismatched survivors hide away from an ever-increasing army of the undead and, one by one, succumb to the inevitable in the name of entertainment. The thing I like most in these films is not the clunky plot and …