Family Life & parenting

The ‘mothership’ category. This is where I place the majority of my blog posts that focus on parenting, family life and many lifestyle issues.

Happy Christmas everyone

I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog post for weeks. I’ll keep it very short: I simply want to wish you a very happy Christmas.

Wishing you a very happy Christmas and thank you for all the support you’ve given 
Dadbloguk over the past year.
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The fear of embarrassing my children

My journey as a father has reached an interesting point. What’s the issue? Well, I live in perpetual fear of embarrassing my children.

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Now my children are slightly older, I live in fear of embarrassing them. Doing the school run dressed like a clown, for instance, would be a definite no-no.
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Ice photography tutorial

I’ve recently spent a lot of time focusing on the technical aspects of my photography. Very often, however, the subject matter is the crucial element of the image and that’s what I have concentrated on with this example of ice photography.

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A seasonal example of ice photography. The classic example is to photograph a flower frozen in ice, but I went for something a bit more festive.
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#MoreHeroesNeeded Encouraging girls into engineering

Tell your daughter she could become an engineer and she may not be all that interested. Tell your daughter she can become an engineering Super Hero, and you’ll probably grab her attention. This is the approach being taken by the #MoreHeroesNeeded campaign, which wants to see a more diverse workforce in the engineering sector.

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A screen grab from the #MoreHeroesNeeded aptitude test.
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Christmas pyjamas, Asda style

If you have young children, you’re probably not expecting much of a lie-in on Christmas morning. When you are woken up ridiculously early by hyper-excited kids, how festive will you look?

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Izzy and I wearing our pyjamas from Asda.
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