The Girl will have travelled about 2.464 billion miles around the sun by the time she starts school in a few weeks. This figure does not include the number of miles trekked to find toilets at the least convenient time whenever we're out and about, but I reckon you could probably double it and be … Continue reading Is she ready for school?
"Daddy, what happened in Manchester and London?"
It’s Springwatch time again – which in casa del Frolics is a great excuse to sit around the telly and find out a bit more about the wonderful wildlife we take for granted. Another reason I enjoy it links back to my study days, and a module on the history of political thought. Obviously. For … Continue reading Going wild
(Then) four year-old boy’s homework: Make or draw a rocket for this term’s topic on space. Cue big grin on daddy’s face. Me: Do you want to make one, or draw one? Boy: Make one! Me: Do you want to make a model, or one that flies. Boy: One that flies! Me: Excellent... I love space. … Continue reading Rocket fun for the family
In a few weeks time, I'll be the father of a 3 and a 5 year old. If you'd have told me that a few years ago I'd have freaked out, but ever since monkey bum came into my life I've discovered I'm not as terrified of children as I thought I was. Yes, they're … Continue reading Prime time
Back in 'the day' (whenever that was???), a day off meant a lie-in, no hurry for train, and general lounging about doing whatever took my fancy. Now, as I've got the best job in the world (obviously mean being a dad - sorry boss if you're reading this!) my days off tend to revolve around … Continue reading Day off