Gift Guides

Buying for baby-showers: Solving a man’s retail nightmare

With one of my best friends imminently expecting the arrival of his first child, I’ve spent the last few weeks racking my brain for a suitable present for a discerning baby with cool parents. Fortunately, I’ve been doing some work with UncommonGoods, a company who specialize in sustainable and ethically produced gifts. They make great… Continue reading Buying for baby-showers: Solving a man’s retail nightmare

Daddy vs Chips

Daddy’s First Dance Class

Daddy vs Chips X. Today, Da-Da-Da attended his first dance class. This was something he never wanted to do, but was forced into by the terrible twosomes drunken pirouetting to everything from Nicki Minaj to In The Night Garden. Lacking any discernible sense of rhythm, Da-da-da was understandably nervous. It is hard being the only… Continue reading Daddy’s First Dance Class

Playlists

A playlist for my children aged 20 months

Next week, the twins will hit the big 2-0. 2-0 months that is. Over the last week, I’ve been reflecting on those 20 months and how the twins have changed and grown. One of the sweetest developments has been their dancing, which has evolved from static bum-waggling to exuberant twirling around the front room (followed… Continue reading A playlist for my children aged 20 months

Daddy vs Chips

Travelling with Twins: The Long Haul

Daddy vs Chips IX. I have previously written about our ventures between the British Isles with the twins here, expressing my preference for Irish Ferries over my once beloved Ryan Air. In the past, Da-da-da and Ma-ma-ma have only had the courage to take the twins on the aptly named Jonathan Swift catamaran, which can cross… Continue reading Travelling with Twins: The Long Haul