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...
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...
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...