Emasculated by driving a little car
Since moving from full time to contracting work, commuting is obviously less consistent.
We have a large family car to ferry the kids to-and-fro their various engagements but it is not the most economic or ecologic of vehicles.
I started a contract which was...
Thought for the day
Every weekday morning at 7:45 BBC Radio 4 broadcast a very short programme called "Thought for the day".
These little programmes are no longer than 5 minutes. But these little soundbites pack a punch. They feature a wide range of people from different backgrounds and beliefs,...
Let me know when my child has done something wrong
One of one of my child's friends said something to him, quite stupidly in ear-shot of an adult.
He said something that didn't sit right with me.
To give a little context, the boys are 7/8yrs old and were being driven somewhere when they were...
Helmets for cyclists
It still amazes me, that even today, I see so many cyclists who don't wear helmets. Moreover, I see so many children who don't wear them either. It baffles me that this isn't seen as something important or necessary.
It takes one small mistake, one small nip against a curb a...
Advent calendars for grown ups
A short time before December last year, I was buying advent calendars for my children. I started thinking about why advent calendars are so great.
Every morning my children come downstairs. In almost an instant, a wave of excitement grips them. What was once an una...