Dad Stuff

Luke painted this

September 22, 2011
Luke painted this by mattmecham

Luke painted this, a photo by mattmecham on Flickr. He told me “Your head looks a bit like an iPhone.”

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It it wrong that I’m so easily manipulated?

September 13, 2011

When you become a parent, something strange happens. Well, actually, a lot of strange things happen. One of them is that all you need is some sentimental music, the word “dad” and emotional manipulation centred around a child to raise a lump in ones throat. Advertisers know this and cruelly take advantage. Take the recent [...]

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National Space Centre – Leicester

September 13, 2011

Did you know we had a national space centre? No – neither did I. Not only do we have one, but it’s only a short drive from our house, so even though Debbie and Luke had been previously, we took a trip there on Sunday to check it out and I wasn’t disappointed! It’s a [...]

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Blackpool

June 1, 2010

We recently returned from another trip to Blackpool and its fast becoming a favourite destination for a short break. It is of course the epitome of tacky seaside resorts but if you’re willing to put aside prejudice you’ll be seduced by her charms. On my last visit, I took some pictures of the gritty side [...]

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The simple joys of being a parent

August 25, 2009

My son is nearly 18 months old and every day is an adventure. If you don’t have children and the thought of owning one doesn’t appeal then what follows may mean nothing. I certainly wouldn’t blame you for writing this off as gushing nonsense. If you have young children then it may make you smile [...]

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Random musings of an 8 week old dad

May 12, 2008

I still find it hard to think of myself as a dad. It’s easier to accept that I’m a parent. I imagine that you don’t feel like a dad until you can interact with your child and somehow begin to guide them along their path. It’s very easy to get lost in the day to [...]

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5 weeks later

April 18, 2008

I can’t believe just how quickly the past five weeks have gone. Our little boy is five weeks (and one day!) old already and he’s changed so much in that time. He’s gone from tiny little wrinkled newborn to a tiny little boy who’s only just starting to interact with the world. He stares contentedly [...]

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The Birth Story

April 1, 2008

I was going to write a verbose version of the birth story, but Debbie captured it perfectly here, so I won’t repeat it. Needless to say that almost everything in the lead up to the birth went wrong and we had to deal with my illness, Debbie’s contractions and the local maternity hospital closing all [...]

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Luke is here!

March 24, 2008

I will post a more elaborate entry at some point in the near future when I have more than a few moments of free time. There’s a lot to post. The labour was full of drama. I passed out with the flu the morning that our son was to be born. We were told that [...]

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Five Frantic Days Left

March 5, 2008

We both hear “Not long now!” quite a lot. And they’re not wrong. We are only five days from our estimated due date. Five days. Our baby can come at any time and Debbie is showing a few signs that it may be sooner than later. As the arrival of our little bundle of joy [...]

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