musings

10 Things I’ve Realised During Lockdown – Parents Article

1. You will wish you had planned better The days between Cyril telling us when lockdown would start, and when lockdown did actually start, felt like weeks. In a way I wanted it to happen instantly, as I felt like I was in limbo, merely stretching out the social distancing and waiting for it to merge into a full on house arrest. Sure, I squeezed in last shoots and a few shops but even those were cautious, sanitised and impersonal. I bought some wine (not nearly enough,…

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My Trick to Stop Any Shit Talker Dead In His Verbal Tracks – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’m a guy with guy friends. That means I am gonna get a lot of smack talk from them. Some of it is friendly, some not always so much.I play poker a lot. That means I am definitely going to get a lot of smack talk coming my way. Some of it is friendly, most of it is actual ribbing with the intent of putting me on emotional edge so that I make bad decisions.I have 10 siblings. Since four…

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I May Just Be the Great Dane of Humans – Single Dad, Parents Article

First of all, I don’t know whether to say you’re welcome or I’m sorry for the photoshopped image I made for this post.Need to see it again to be properly awed or creeped out ? Okay.Like I said. I’m sorry for that. Or you’re welcome. Or both. I don’t know. It just started out as a funny idea, and after hours and hours (and by that I mean a minute or two) of Photoshopping, that’s what came out.Anyway, on to…

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Musings on Paris, art and protest – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’ve just returned from a weekend in Paris.  After my New York trip in August, I found that I was in a sulk for about a month.  I had been looking forward to my New York trip so much and for so long and I really missed having an adventure to look forward to.  I was in a sulk and to get out of my sulk I decided to book a weekend in Paris.   I am very aware of…

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