Pick up any parenting book in Smiths and you’ll find an FAQ section with the same old ‘when can I feed my child solids?’ or ‘how warm should his room be?’. But the questions you’ll actually be asking yourself and thoughts you’ll be having when baby arrives are much more random. For example... 1. Whoever… Continue reading 10 random thoughts I’ve had since becoming a dad
Today’s got me thinking about things Sweden does really well (bear with me): 1. Kopparberg - Delicious, dangerously-drinkable cider that has been the foundation of many a drunken summer afternoon. 2. Ikea - Despite an average visit taking 18 months off your life, how else would us working folk furnish our homes? Not forgetting their… Continue reading Why I should move to Sweden to be a better dad
Earlier this week I was sat on the Piccadilly Line, gormlessly staring at an advertisement that promised to ‘make stocks and shares fun’, when two Sloaneys (public schooled, King’s Road types) got on clutching Mulberry handbags and perched themselves underneath said billboard. Next to them, just the other side of the glass partition stood a… Continue reading Why it’s actually a great time to bring a child into the world
I like to think of myself as someone who is fairly in touch with their emotions. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have to hold back the tears when watching heartstring-pullers like Surprise, Surprise, Comic Relief and the John Lewis Christmas advert.
It’s 4am on a Saturday morning and Albie’s decided that, instead of sleeping for any decent length of time, he’ll take a couple of 30 minute naps and spend the rest of the night staring at the canvas hanging above our bed and treating Kayley like a prized dairy cow. Any attempt to put him… Continue reading 5 things I’ve googled since becoming a dad
Clearly, tiredness is not a condition reserved for new parents. However four weeks ago today I discovered a whole new level of exhaustion – and it’s hilarious.