My Vasectomy Story

My Vasectomy Story

Why Tell My Vasectomy Story When other men find out that I’ve had a vasectomy, I usually get one or a combination of these three reactions: A sharp intake of breath through tightly pursed lips and a wincing of the eyes. A nod of recognition and a tale of how...
Oxfords, Not Brogues

Oxfords, Not Brogues

I used to be a fashionable person.  I used to follow trends and styles, and generally conform to them within my quite lavish budget of a single soldier with no outgoings.  Then I got married and became a parent.  Out went style, in came comfort; out went £140 Diesel...
How Not To Use Social Media

How Not To Use Social Media

I’ve been blogging now – albeit part time and less than whole heartedly – for almost five years on four separate (but not concurrent) sites.  I’ve been using social media for just a little longer, so you’d think I would know the etiquette...
Are You A Metrosexual Male?

Are You A Metrosexual Male?

A survey conducted by Diet Chef in 2014 says that one quarter of men are so self conscious about their appearance they prefer to have sex with the light off.  Now after 2 kids and 10 years of marriage, any sex would be appreciated whether the light’s on, off, or...
Do you want to be fit, or do you want to be fit?

Do you want to be fit, or do you want to be fit?

Bear with me here; read the title back to yourself, except this time imagine you’re a 15 year old boy and place a heavy emphasis on the second ‘fit’.  It changes the meaning entirely from fit to sexy as fuck.  The reason I ask this question ‘do...
#BurgersofBritain – Exmouth

#BurgersofBritain – Exmouth

The first stop on my #BurgersofBritain tour is Exmouth.  Over the years, I’ve seen this place expand and grow into the fairly modern pedestrianised area that it is today.  The place where trainee Royal Marine and Army Commandos, based at Lympstone, can go to get...
Nobody Likes Doing The Dishes

Nobody Likes Doing The Dishes

Apologies to all of the die hard fans of Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, but I’m about to paraphrase and potentially misquote one of your favourite films because I’m fed up of having those “I want you to want to do the dishes.” from The...
Push Up Challenge 2018

Push Up Challenge 2018

The push up is one of the most classic exercises. In a gym, the standard measurement of strength seems to be the bench press. When meeting a new gym buddy, it doesn’t take long before either one asks “Dude, how much do you bench?” In my world, the...
A Father’s Mission

A Father’s Mission

The western world is currently going through a reality check.  Behaviour that was once seen as acceptable, is now rightly being called into question, and those who perpetrated it being called to account.  It surprises me how many people are genuinely shocked by the...
How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?

This is a question that I’ve asked over and over again, but I get very few comprehensive answers.  Hopefully, by the time you’ve finished reading this you’ll have a better understanding of how much water you should be drinking over the course of a...