This morning, in the middle of showering, I thought about my washing routine. Don’t know why. I just thought about the steps I go through to wash myself. It was a mistake. I sub consciously…

Merry Xmas to those that celebrate. Happy holidays to those that don’t. Here’s a Xmas/summer holiday poem for you. Enjoy Hooray it’s nearly summer the kids will finish school We can gather as a family…

The collective thuds echo around the country as our children walk into their homes, slide their bags across the floor and kick off their shoes.  The last remaining buttons popping off as they yank their…

Well if that’s not a headline grabber I don’t know what is. I’ll explain…. We are in the home straight. One week to go before schools out for summer (i wrote about a previous summer…

There’s a phenomenon that occurs in cars with kids after an outing. Every time we have an outing – be it a day outing or an evening outing – on the way home, or on…

A father usually doesn’t have ownership over his own belongings in his own house, but he should at all times know where his phone charger is. For me. It’s next to my bed. If I…

The 4th suggestion in the top 10 list of “What not to do when you are a parent” lists, “dropping off a child and not waiting for them to get inside” , as a suggested no-no….

Halloween

I’m light headed, bloated and stumbling around my house……a diabetic coma is coming. I’ve just raided my kids Halloween stash. Months of healthy eating destroyed in one massive sugar binge. It felt good. Like a…

No that’s not a double entendre. I’ve been hibernating for a few months now. Seasonal depression and a winter funk has weathered itself in. But Spring is on its way. Blue skies and sun are…

A (lost) dog story

I’m keeping this one to myself. Today a tradesman was at my house doing some work. I was home alone. I asked him to keep the gate closed. We have a dog. Rocky. (you may…