Communication in friendship is important. In fact, it's so important that without it there's a good chance that the friendship itself won't survive. In some friendships there will be little communication for months on end, yet when it eventually happens it's as if there had never been any gap. Neither side holds any grudges or... Continue Reading →
Don’t belittle hope
(Geek Alert) While most of the recent additions to the Star Wars cinematic universe have been utterly awful - and by "recent" I mean anything after 1983 - the release of Rogue One was a welcome change from the Jar Jar Binks/Snope/your-mother jokes that have made the rest of them nearly unwatchable. A recurring motif... Continue Reading →
Why men are idiots when it comes to being single and mental health
Many years ago I was called into the office one Friday towards the end of November. I was a youth worker at the time, and had just won funding to set up and run a young fathers project as I'd been astounded at the lack of support for young dads at the point I'd become... Continue Reading →
Why I love the Twitfam
I've been relatively blessed in life (despite believing in a grand total of zero gods) in that I've somehow managed to gain some great friends over the years. I made a decision very early on in life to try to only surround myself with people who make my life better in some way, and boy... Continue Reading →
Dating Bloggers Need You!
Recently I found myself in a swanky restaurant in London with some fabulous people, most of whom I'd never met before. We were joined by one thing - we were all finalists in the UK Blog Awards this year in the dating category. Along with myself were BumblingDad, Alice, highly commended winner Lucy and the... Continue Reading →
A rare plea from me…
I hate asking for support. I've always been proud to the point of being stubborn, and it's caused me no end of trouble over the years. My sister goes on at me about getting a cleaner, for example (she has one as, despite only working one day a week, having two primary age boys means... Continue Reading →
Why Men Should Blog
I know this isn't the first time I've said it, but I love a bit of Twitter. Not only do you get to see some top-drawer shenanigans go on, but you also occasionally stumble onto some viewpoints which you would never normally be exposed to. Such a thing happened recently, when I found myself involved... Continue Reading →
Even with the rumours that Ryan Reynolds will star, I can't help but feel uneasy about the planned sequel to the mighty Top Gun which has apparently been green-lighted. Some things are best left in perfect isolation and appreciated through the ages as a perfect moment never to be repeated (like the one bread and... Continue Reading →
Are all women evil?
The internet is a brilliant place. Some corners of it are a little bit weird, but for every corner filled with pictures of cows in feather boas, there is another which is full of supportive people helping each other out. Since becoming a single dad I've joined a number of communities online to help me... Continue Reading →