“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” Forgive me. I’ve sung a song associated with that most wonderful Christmas time of the year and we’re still hanging around the entrance to November. But it is frightful, the weather that is. It’s roiking it down outside and Spencer’s like me are not built for such weather. I’d […]
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So, the summer holidays have been and gone and the children are back at school. Well done, you all survived it. I hope you and yours all had a good summer, and now as September brings it’s own special brand of Septemberyness to the year, we’re back with another round-up of brilliant dad blogs. All […]
There’s nothing I love more than a summer heatwave. Thing is, I don’t like it so much in summer. Hot innit? I keep wandering around muttering something about the heat, and then simply falling over. Either because it’s too hot and I wilt or because someone has slapped me for talking about how hot it […]
Got a few little facts for you this morning surrounding collective nouns. I like magpies, funny little things they are, and so, when you see a few of them together they’re called, among other things for there are lots of collective nouns for magpies, a tittering of magpies. Good eh? You can also have a […]
Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! To the cabaret! I’m Spencer, your MC for this month’s dad’s round-up and on the bill today I’m proud to list some stars of the dad blogging world, in my eyes anyhow. Award winning. Inspiring. Funny and brilliant. These gents have it all and then some. They’re all that and a bag […]
‘Food, food, glorious food! What is there more handsome, gulped, swallowed or chewed?’ So the song asks. Stop sniggering at the back. It’s you isn’t it? It’s always you with the smutty mind. See me after class. Anyway, as I was about to say. Food eh? Lovely stuff. Food isn’t always merely something to shovel […]
We’ve all got to start somewhere. You write your first blog posts, link them to your Twitter account and hope that someone will read the thing you spent all that time writing. Sometimes people just blog to get the thoughts out and don’t care about stats and numbers but, truly, it’s wonderful to get feedback […]
I’ve had a hard time recently with my depression. But by blogging about it I’ve felt the support and comforting words of many. In some way, I felt better for getting my thoughts out there, however black and bleak they’ve been. Writing it all down and reading people’s comments on my posts and their experiences […]
I’m honoured to be asked to take over from Andy, the legend that is @dadcooking2nite. He previously compiled the Dad Bloggers Round Up for BritMums. I fill very big shoes and I hope to maintain the high standards and excellent recommendations that he made each month. How to define ‘Dad bloggers’? Dads that blog […]
It has been a busy month in our household, with the ongoing changes in our lifestyle continuing to have an impact on my writing output. Nevertheless I seem to be getting on top of it now. I’m starting to catch up with all the posts that have been promised. What this does mean is […]
It is interesting how relatively small changes can have a radical effect on your life as a parent. In my case the return of my wife to university, meaning that my household duties have increased somewhat, and the progression of our eldest daughter to high school, have caused a pretty manic month. Actually the high […]
Well the summer holidays are here, which means firstly that finding time to write a blog becomes much more difficult for parents and secondly that many people are taking their annual vacation. Nevertheless the show must go on, I’ve been busy re-evaluating my blog and have decided to just write about what interests me, rather […]
Well the continuing search for dad bloggers is still going on and again I have been surprised to find even more of them, working away in the virtual world. Actually, having attended BritMums Live last month, it has been revealed that these people not only exist in real life, but are also as genuinely knowledgeable […]
Well it is that time of the month again, yes that’s right the search for dad’s who are happily blogging away out there on the interweb. When the round-up baton was passed in my direction last month, I have to admit that there were concerns in my mind as to whether it was possible to […]
Welcome to the monthly round-up, which is a bit of a mixed bag as it is my first time in the hot seat. Some of the guys that I have highlighted this month are new to the parenting game, while others have many years of experience. However the one thing that they all have in […]
This month, our manly focus falls on dads of very young ‘uns. They’re very easily identifiable: deep, dark suitcases underneath their eyes; prone to extreme irritability and falling asleep in public; stinking of milk and baby sick. Ah, those were the days – it’s making me quite wistful. NOT! Fellas, if it helps, it does […]
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