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Boss Baby

Is it possible to rule the roost and rule the country? Our Prime Minister thinks so. Jacinda Adern is clearly a very ambitious women. She has become the darling of the political world, both nationally and around the world, in relatively rapid time. Her rise through the Labour Party ranks may not have been as […]

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Selfish Guilt?

An impromptu day off.  My wife is ill. Quite unwell in fact. Not only is she suffering toothache, the first time that dastardly infliction has struck her down, but she has copped whatever horrible affliction that lowered our kids over the last week or so. One after another, they dropped like proverbial flies, hit with […]

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Taking the Piss

I sit down to pee. I don’t throw like a girl. I never had a great arm, but nor was it a bad one. Besides, I preferred to field in closer to the action. Cricket is a great way to ruin an entire Saturday anyway. If I have a feminine side, and I don’t believe I […]

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Sacrifice

How much have you given? Given up, given away? Now before we start, maybe I should state the above is not at all how I see things. Everyone makes sacrifices for what it is they want to achieve and gain from whatever path they are on in life. Parenting is no different. But to say […]

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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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