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First Day At Work As A Dyslexic

This is a follow-up to a piece I wrote a few months ago, The Dyslexic Writer | It Never Stopped Me. I Always Had A Book To Hand which I wrote just after losing...

Setting Yourself Goals In 2019

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new year, and I am feeling, well, I am pooped if I am honest. Its traditional at this time to set yourself a whole heap of imaginary goals...

My Writing Life | Or, How Writing Doesn’t Really Fit Into My Life

  Chapter 1 | Introduction We all have a book in us – that’s the cliché I’ve chosen to open with.  I think I have a few (books, not clichés, although I have plenty...

What’s so funny about poo?

I have a five-year-old daughter, and she laughs about poo. A lot. It’s the most hilarious topic in the world at the moment. Any reference to poo, wee, farts or burps is always met...

The Nocturnal Dad | Episode 9 | Guardians of Christmas Future

Around four years ago, I started to believe in Father Christmas again. I remember the moment well. I was snuggled up with Drama (then 3 years old) watching Santa Clause the Movie (the one...

The Ghosts Of Christmas Present.

Dapper Dads Gift Guide. From days of old to the present. Don’t Believe The Hype is back with our Dapper Dads Gift Guide so if you’re knee deep in your own kid’s gift lists,...

Keepin’ it Snappy – No Cameras Allowed

A picture paints a thousand words, which is just as well coz I don’t actually like reading. An odd thing to say for an English graduate, but there we go. Anyway, enough of my...

Ghosts Of Christmas Past.

Tis the season to be a miserable old sod, well that’s what we do as dads, isn’t it – Remember being a whippersnapper and the utter, unadulterated excitement leading us to the day when...

100 Nights At The 100 Club – Capturing The Spirit Of London Clubland.

Back in the summer of 96′, London was in the midst of a Britpop inspired Mod-revival – After falling out of love with Hip-Hop after it became a bastardise ‘Gangsta & Hoes’ version of...