Fatherhood Category

Caveman

Tonight is our chance, fellow men, to be just that, manly men. It has been a bit of a bugbear of mine for a while now. The emancipation of man. Not humankind, men. I guess first you have to ask yourself, as a man, do you feel oppressed, downtrodden, neglected, swept aside, ignored? Harsh language, […]

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Was that you?

My daughters morning breath smells like a dead seal pup rotting in a hot summer sun. Have you ever been to Cape Cross on the Skeleton coast of Namibia?   It is a pretty unremarkable place, nothing more than a small headland on a sparse piece of coastline. You park up, step into the harsh, white light […]

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Shits and giggles

Except it isn’t, all shits and giggles, though there is plenty of both to go around. They come as a combo normally. Mr Wriggle-Pants needs encouragement to stay still while his nappy is being changed. The best thing, get him laughing. I’ll utilise one of the bigger two if they are around. Silly faces, peek-a-boo, […]

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No pressure

We all have our passions, the things we care about greatly and get fired up over. How much of that is foisted onto our kids and is it fair to do? I love music and I have my own taste in genre and artist. Wide and varied, eclectic styles, none of which are what the […]

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What dreams are made of

Here’s that rain again. Inspiring sure, but not today…okay. Not today because there are things on that could do without it. The rain will advantage others, or so it is said by those supposedly in the know. Not today because this is the weather that should have me in the mood to write. The thing is, […]

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Slippery Decks

These are the days you dread. I do anyway, for a multitude of reasons.  A great day for writing. I need it like this, find it inspiring or whatever it is that gets the creativity in me bursting to get out. It is an easy mix. All you need is a tin roof and some […]

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