Let me tell you about my son. My son who wouldn’t put his coat on outside even though it was minus 3 celsius this morning. (Eventually I managed to persuade him to be carried so that I could keep him vaguely warm with my body heat.) My son who had to be carried from the … More Don’t Rush Me
I don’t remember when I stopped believing in Santa Claus. In fact, I don’t remember when I ever believed. I think if I did, the penny had already dropped by the time I was maybe 7 years old and my Grandad came beaming into the room one Yuletide wearing a red dressing gown stuffed with … More The Santa Myth
I recently had fun recording a song which I originally wrote on the day our daughter turned 6 months old. Today, she’s a rampaging 21-month old, but back then, on 21 July 2016, she turned 6 months old, and I wrote a song. I’d always wanted to write a song for her, but probably owed … More New song with lyric video!
Every now and then (well quite a lot actually) I notice these stories appearing in the papers which detail often horrifying stories not of adults who have committed the usual, sad offences (rape, murder, and so on), but teenagers and children. Today was no exception. Two boys aged just ten and 11 were found guilty … More Are we missing something here?
Just wanted to register something of my opinion of what is going on in the UK right now in terms of a disintegration of family and family values. It’s obviously not a new thing, but the situation is the same as it has been for decades and is getting worse. Part of the issue right … More Attack on family in the UK