There can sometimes be a clash of family traditions when you get married. Nothing major: just those things that your family has always done one way, and them another. For my wife and I, ther… Read More
Last Sunday was Father’s Day in the UK. It’s one of those days that gives me conflicted opinions. On the one hand: it feels like it may only exist to supplement sales of triangul… Read More
It’s Sunday morning, and the sun is shining in my corner of quiet, middle-class suburbia. The car needs washing; and as a lazy middle-aged, middle-class suburban man, I take the car to… Read More
About four years ago, I had some sort of brain-fart. That’s my term for it, in case you’re not a medical person and weren’t sure. It’s not any technical term presente… Read More
Imagine you’re the IT administrator for an office. You keep the firewall running, maintain the servers, keep the printers topped-up with ink and paper, help the staff with their softwa… Read More
I’ve discovered there’s something people say when you tell them you foster: “Good for you! I could never do it because I’d love them too much to let them go.”… Read More
The role of a parent seems full of contradictions. For example: we often chastise our children for “behaving childishly” when actually … sometimes we’d give anything… Read More
About eighteen months ago, my wife and I decided to train as foster carers. We’d been considering it for … well, it’s hard to say. Now I think about it, it’s probabl… Read More
Every family goes through some tough times. Those times that can either make you stronger, or split you apart. Those situations that bring out any simmering tensions long buried; almost forg… Read More
(Wrote this after it happened months ago, but was unsure what to do with it. But I’m in a “publish and be damned” mood today because I’ve been drinking, so here it is… Read More
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