Category Archives: Benjamin

Rubik’s Cube

By | Sunday, 17 February 2019

In today’s WTF conversation with #1Son we have the following gem: #1Son: Life is Like a Rubik’s Cube. Me: (busy reading a news page looks up) okay, I’ll bite, go on, and? #1Son: It’s ten-sided. And that dear reader is when he left me and I was left stupified. It’s a new day in the… Read More »

Pleasantly Surprised

By | Friday, 15 February 2019

I really want to start with some long rant, a diatribe, a gripe about being forced, nay obligated, to watch my child murder some popular hits and showtunes as part of some gods-this-cost-how-much event. But I can’t. Crap. I enjoyed it.‘Some context if you please, Darling’.Tonight I attended the Young Voices Choir event at the… Read More »

Proud of #1

By | Friday, 29 September 2017

This week I had a conversation in the car with my 7 year old #1 son. It broadly was about what he wanted to be when he was older and how he wasn’t sure. This is the paraphrased version: Me:  You can be whatever you want to be #1 Son: Like what? Me: An astronaut,… Read More »

The Prepared Mind

By | Saturday, 28 February 2015

I love this particular saying: > Chance favours the prepared mind I love it because my mind is rarely in a state of preparedness, or at least that’s how I feel about it. However this is misleadibng as i know it is, to at least some degree. take today. After a great week of good… Read More »

What Words to Use?

By | Tuesday, 1 April 2014

This question recently plagued me when I reviewed in my head a conversation I had with Ben. ‘Daddy, what’s that?’ ‘It’s a chimera.’ ‘Oh.’ ‘Do you know what a chimera is?’ ‘No.’ ‘Can you say chimera?’ ‘Camira.’ ‘Close enough, a chimera is an amalgam of two or more creatures.’ ‘Oh. Why?’ ‘Well sometimes you have… Read More »

For Nose Raisin (Part One)

By | Sunday, 26 August 2012

(For No Reason) We are currently sat in the Minor Incidents section, a very new section, of the Accident and Emergency Department at Lancaster Royal Infirmary. The reason we are here is because Benjamin has managed to jam a raisin up his left nostril. To be fair, he told us that he had done so,… Read More »