Thursday, 3 August 2017

Summer 2017

Its Summer 2017 and the kids are growing up fast, AG has the body of a gymnast and the soul of a poet, TC has the body of an athlete and the kind of laser-focus my magpie mind can only stare in wonder at.

Who they are now seems a mile away from the babes in arms I once held, but they still love to give me cuddles and haven't realised yet how quite ridiculous I am.

I have been helping TC to learn to ride his bike, I was just trying to work out how to teach him how to set off without help when he zoomed past me and off into the distance. It feels like a metaphor.

I like being a dad.


Sunday, 31 January 2016

The kids did thier  first 2k "park run" this morning in a time of 16min 18 seconds this was despite being accompanied by their badly dressed unfit dad :-)

Friday, 25 December 2015

Thoughtful gift

It was good of Santa to put torches in their pillow-cases, the sun hadn't risen at 5.59am

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


Often on the way up to bed I'll pop into their rooms and make sure their tucked in. Tonight, she looked even more cute than normal, so I gave her a little kiss, what happened next though was a surprise.

She opened her eyes fully and with the veal of a slightly unhinged sleepy beauty, applauded me enthusiastically (with a manic look on her face) and  then promptly went back to sleep.

Whilst I apprechiate the adoration, I am more than a little freaked out!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A double-bill of luck

Today, I had a double-bill, T's first nativity (wearing sheep ones-y) and AG's recorder-playing/singalong. Both of them did really well and it made me feel lucky to have met the girl of my dreams and with her have the family of my dreams

Monday, 14 December 2015

Pubs, walks and theatrical hi-jinks

Another weekend had just whooshed by, we finished Friday by watched guy n dolls in the west-end but the highlight from was our kids show "the wizard of oz" that preceded it, they remembered their lines and dances moves and t adorably with his age-mates held onto their costumes for comfort ag added his own flourishes to dancing and I spent most of the show laughing with joy.

Saturday was a day zooming around doing practical things and Sunday we went for a walk around our favorite country park, swinging from trees and clambering around craters.

It was a wonderful weekend and to finish it with a country walk (and a country pub lunch) was amazing.

Friday, 11 December 2015

Inappropriate interest in cleaning

Today is their first show with their theatre school "the wizard of oz" he is munchkin number 3 and she's the lion, this means this morning they should be doing last-minute "line bashing" (learning).

However, we've just bought a cordless vacuum cleaner that look like a raygun that buzz-light-year would use..