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...
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...
The Crisis In Masculinity

The Crisis In Masculinity

There’s a crisis in masculinity apparently, well, according to Emma Thompson in her Newsnight interview regarding the accusations against Harvey Weinstein at least.  Women have been the subject of this kind of behaviour since time immemorial, and Harvey...