I’ve been asked several times for a follow up on my wildly popular Getting the Snip blog, here goes. Sitting around a campfire last year with a varied group of men, most fathers of one or more children, it seemed we had a mad rush on to get the snip, 5 of us put up […]
God I hate Christmas. Ever since last Christmas I’ve been questioning why we do Christmas at all anymore? I’m not Christian, don’t celebrate any of the religious aspects of the holiday, hate all the excessive presents and usually end up doing 3 or 4 weird-and-painful-Xmas-do’s each year. Why am I talking about Christmas in May? […]
I always imagined I’d be a millionaire by my mid-30’s, what with running a web development company and being on the bleeding edge of the internet, how could it not happen, sooner of later? Especially if I put in the long caffeinated hours, worked at a furiously pace and kept right at the fore front […]
This Friday I’m looking forward to the end-of-month MUF, where a group of Dad’s get together to talk, joke and drink around a fire at a secret spot on the Brunswick River (hopefully the satanic group who setup the alter and semi-circle are a no-show again this month). Jokes aside, MUF stands for Men Understanding […]
How do you celebrate Fathers Day? In my family Fathers Day was always a non-event, that was until I became a father myself 6 years ago. Now I get fussed over by my two little ones and beautiful wife, breakfast in bed, perhaps a coffee as the morning wears on… its nice to have one […]
Is it true that 1 in 3 men have already had the ‘ol snip? Australia is being called the ‘vasectomy capital of the world’. Seems to me the more that I talk to other men about it, they’ve either a) already had it b) most of their friends, fathers and brothers have had it! How […]
This post brings me to the finer points of difference between little boys and little girls. Having been blessed with one child of each sex, and stopping at this magic number (two being more than enough for us, we’ve been told that once they outnumber you you’re stuffed!) I’ve had a unique insight into the […]
“Dad, I want french toast for breakfast” calls out April from the top bunk. Groan… time to getup, the whole family rises together in our cramped living space, a 2m by 6m Toyota Hiace van on our 3 month tour New Zealand. To make brekkie involves a complicated re-arrangement of bodies, put this leg there, […]
Standing at the sink, glove on left hand, brush in right, steaming hot foamy water in front of me and a mountainous pile of dishes on my right. This familiar scene most of you will know, and today it occurred to me how relaxing this time can be. Usually the never-ending pile of dishes frustrates […]
I’ve just realised that I haven’t taken a day off, let alone a morning off, from my family or work for 3 weeks now. Being a father with two little ones under four and running my own business there are no shortage of commitments, and what always seems to slip away first is time for […]
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