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My perfectly imperfect blog and blogging envy!

My perfectly imperfect blog and blogging envy!

Greetings, During my time away from blogging there were a few issues which affected me coming back. Firstly there was web hosting service shutting my blog down due to high data usage, ironic in that it wasn’t actually active at the time. Fixed that then there was a virus on my blog so it was shut down again, seriously, it was more hassle when I left it inactive than it was even I was using it.. Maybe it’s like a…

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Thank funk it`s Friday!!

Thank funk it`s Friday!!

Well hello 👋.. Its been a while, its been a long long while.. But I’m back.. So you may remember my previous post about my redundancy, Redundancy, but you have a young family! Well I’m pleased to report that I have started a new career within the public sector working Monday to Friday 9 to 5, or utopia as retail workers call it! So that’s where I’ve been and you know what? I’d forgotten how it felt to work full…

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Choosing your own adventure with a blank canvas…

Choosing your own adventure with a blank canvas…

I was going to call this post “Choose your own adventure books, the adult version”, but I thought that may have attracted you for the wrong reasons! Following on from my previous post Redundancy and a young family I found my first ever Tesco name badge the other day, ironic really in the week they I become redundant as does my new badge. It’s Friday morning, I don’t have a shirt to iron for tomorrow, a lunch to prep or any pre…

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Redundancy? But you have a young family….

Redundancy? But you have a young family….

Redundancy? but you have a young family.. The words I heard from a colleague I’ve known many years this week when they found out about some company moves which could mean redundancy for me. I’m certain my colleague was being emphatic to my situation and maybe a bit shocked but in that one sentence they summed up my roller-coaster of a week. On one scary hand yes I do have a young family and all of the responsibility that entails…

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Parenting and building work, a labour of love!

Parenting and building work, a labour of love!

We all know the drill (no pun intended), you’re getting work done to the house. We know it’s going to be messy, loud and expensive, just like having young children around really! So let’s have a look as I reflect on the recent extension we had built and review some key learnings from a parents viewpoint.. The noise. Oh good God, WHY DID WE START THIS, the workmen are starting at 7.30 every day. It’s the summer, the kids are…

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Blogging with 2 under 2 and a full time job, is it possible?

Blogging with 2 under 2 and a full time job, is it possible?

Having been consumed so much in recent weeks by our newest addition I have finally found time to scribe a quick post which has been playing on my mind. Firstly I am delighted that we welcomed our daughter Niamh Bridget into the world on 26/08/15 at 4.20am. I now have my two daughters as I previously scribed, It`s to be two daughters! It is truely the most amazing feeling in the world to have another baby now at home, she…

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Do dad’s to be nest?

Do dad’s to be nest?

In the past few weeks as we await the arrival of baby number two ( now 5 days late!)  I have began to ponder if dads to be nest in a similar vein to other animals. Why I hear you ask,  well I now have a sense of urgency to carry out tasks or chores which I have pervious let linger. Example being painting the decking,  yes it’s late August and I know we will probably get limited use of…

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My back to work transition and faux pas!

My back to work transition and faux pas!

Having now been back at work for three weeks after my long spell as a stay at home dad there are a number of observations I would like to share, 1,Having a “lets just see how the day pans out” attitude does not work, people get a little annoyed when you don’t show up for meetings and arrive and leave when you wish. 2, Naptime is no more, at least in the pure sense. It now consists of head nodding and…

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Blogging, a baby and a broken hand!

Blogging, a baby and a broken hand!

Late last week I decided that with only a few weeks until I return to work I was going to move to a self hosted blog and give it a real push. Then on Saturday I broke a bone in my hand resulting in a elbow length cast on my right hand, my strong hand. Now this raised several questions, how will I cope being a stay at home Dad with an 8 month old? How will I get around…

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