Daddy vs Chips VIII. At New Year we were struck down by the norovirus. Over the Christmas period, this nasty little bug had tore through the twins extended family like wildfire.
Today is the twins 18-month non-birthday. Its also nearly 4 months to the day that I started being a stay-at-home dad. As such, it seems an appropriate time to recap some of the things I’ve learnt since becoming a dad.
Australia might have 22°C temperatures and shrimps on the barbie, but the west of Ireland has wind. Lots and lots of wind. We spent Christmas travelling back and forth to the beautiful Silver Strand outside of Galway. For the twins, there was nothing melancholy about this seaside in winter. They loved running around in the… Continue reading Move over Bondi
Da-da-da recently spoke @NigeHiggins4 about the trials and tribulations of being a dad. You can read the article here.
Daddy vs Chips VII. Back in October, I described how to make the difficult-to-master pizza bread. Due to popular demand, its time to look at another challenging recipe: eggy bread (or french toast, if you are middle class). Da-da-da’s record on cooking has been somewhat dubious, but this recipe, stolen from Ma-ma-ma, is foolproof. The… Continue reading Beating the lunch time blues II
Over half-term, we took the twins to visit their relatives in Ireland. The ferry journey was full of innocent toddler fun, until Saoirse saw the one-armed-bandits. You can read more about our experience with Irish Ferries here. Thanks to @brummymummyof2 for creating #wickedwednesday. I am very sorry to hear this will be the last one and… Continue reading Wicked Wednesday – When you worry your daughter may have a problem
Daddy vs Chips VI. Unlike many people, I love Ryanair. Having an Irish wife, my relationship owes a lot to Michael O’Leary’s no frills, low cost flights. Despite the horror stories you hear, I have never found the leg room too little (and I’m 6’4″) or their staff anything less than courteous. The only gripe I have… Continue reading On the High Seas!