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Why I won’t use Spotify

I listen to music, a lot, I love it. In fact, one of the things I like most about my job is that I am justified in putting on headphones and blocking out everyone...

GCSE OPTIONS – A Realistic View.

Like many households across the UK, mine is going through a fairly stressful period. With my eldest being nearly 13 and in year 8, he (we), have been charged with the daunting task of...

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...