Tag Archives: Family

Look, being a parent is not what you expect or think it is

This article entered my media stream a little while ago and it may surprise you, it annoyed me. I was surprised when I read the comments on the post how people were affected by the post and how they felt it was so true. The article gives off about a scene the blogger witnessed: As […]

Parental Time Zone

Us parents, at least with young kids, seem to live in a different time zone or parallel timeline to our non-parent friends. We can meet up with other parent friends that we haven’t seen in three… five… years and it’s like we haven’t seen each other in only weeks. There is an acceptance that time […]

I’m back two weeks already? My my my…

Two weeks on and I’m still lacking much motivation. Things are getting up to speed though, shortly my daughter will be going back to school signifying the end of the summer and the routine will dramatically change again and in work, all our customers have returned from their holidays and have started dumping crap on […]

Going on holidays tomorrow! :)

So I’m going on holidays tomorrow, for a goodly period of time (but not too long). Can’t wait to get out of here and stop worrying about the recession, work, weather and everything else for a little bit. I’m looking forward to it, not least because it’s time with my family but also because it’s […]

Extermalade, Extermalade, Extermalade!

“Daddy…” my four year old daughter started to declare in the back of the car on the way home from work, “… in Dr. Zeus the robots say…”. I’m thinking right now, who the hell is Dr. Zeus? She then does the next bit in her best robot-like voice, “‘Extermalade. Extermalade. Extermalade…’“. Ah, my wonderful daughter! […]

3 weeks of holidays isn’t enough!

And the rain this morning really tops it off.  I’ve spent the last two days going through all my emails, forum posts, web feeds and blog comments and I’m dozzed out with info overload. It really feels like I haven’t been away now at all, ack! I didn’t do an inch of coding while on […]

One of the many “joys” of having kids is…

One of the many “joys” of having kids is the family-communal-getting-sick-together weekends. Kids get sick. It’s part of growing up, builds up their immunity. It is even more common if your kids are in creche or school as they’ll get sick “6 or 7 times in the year” (as our Doctor once told us) as they’ll pick up what […]

Bow down before your new leader: Tristan!

Maybe we should have called him Lord Oberon instead of Tristan. Sophie suggested Puck more than once. I think he must have a wicked sense of humour appropriate to Shakespeare’s Midsummer’s Night fairies. I think he looks a little like a troll too: all wrinkly, hunched and curled and with really long arms! I was […]

His name is Tristan

Okay, I promised some details. He was born at 23:48, 21st June. He’s a boy. We’re calling him Tristan. 4 hours labour. He weights 3.22kg. Story to follow… Related Posts:One of the many “joys” of having kids is…Bow down before your new leader: Tristan!Baby born last night!Waiting for baby… mad week!3D images of our unborn […]

Baby born last night!

Details to follow later… Related Posts:One of the many “joys” of having kids is…Bow down before your new leader: Tristan!Waiting for baby… mad week!His name is Tristan3D images of our unborn baby!