Sunshine, What Sunshine?

Sunshine, What Sunshine?

I’m often loathed to take part in quick fire Q&A blog tags because all of the questions generally seem to be the same as those security questions you have to try and remember when you forget your login details; you’re opening yourself up to...
Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes

“Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes,” – The Cobbler of Preston by Christopher Bullock (1716) I’ve never been one to shy away from the truth with the children.  If they ask a question, I will give them an uncomfortably honest answer,...
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...