CODENAMES review – there’s a spy among us!

What a morning. Tom’s been away working in London for the last couple of days which means that the boys’ good behaviour benchmark has gone down a little. Apparently the wrath of one dad is less of a threat than the wrath of two. So, we’ve had low-level irritating squabbles a-plenty this morning; poking each more…

 

The adoption process – part one

I started producing the Daddy and Dad blog shortly after Lyall and Rich ‘moved in’ back in 2o14, after our adoption process had reached its happy conclusion. The arrival of the boys turned our lives upside down and as time went on life gradually returned to a wobbly upright position again. As you know the more…

 

We don’t do Halloween!

Beware. This blog update might cause a slight ripple among readers and I do apologise if I come across like a miserable middle-class snob (which I’m not, by the way, at least I only pretend to be middle class) and I don’t wish to offend my marvellous American readers as I am aware after watching more…

 

Adopting Siblings – National Adoption Week 2017

National Adoption Week 2017 (October 16th-22nd) focused on adopting siblings. There are thousands of adorable little sibling groups waiting for their forever parents to come along, yet siblings are far more difficult place with adoptive families than individual children. Back when we were negotiating the adoption assessment process, Tom and I made a conscious decision more…

 

Cheese slices

The barbers that we go to in town charge £3.50 per haircut (I know, cheap right?) and do a satisfactory job for the ridiculous 1980 price tag. But they’re restricted to the one style, which is essentially a WW1 soldier’s short back and sides with a side parting and a tidy little shaved line to assist more…