D’s new game, is to grab part of yer face,

then say e.g ” I take your nose…..   and ….  put it on my cheek !! ”

then laugh.

this generally goes on till I have no face,

and she has a face like a Picasso painting !!!

  The fun a father and daughter can have !!!

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 Couldn’t face pub quiz last night, I was suffering from indigestion, after eating something that didn’t agree with me, probably that left over cake at work , after Dave the Rave’s birthday ! A mear babe in arms at 25 ! It seems like ages since I was 25 !!

  So I got to bath D, and put her to bed.

The bath part is easy, bar the fact she wanted to wear a flannel like a scarf, and then was putting foam on her chin, and shouting “look tiny beeeeard !!! ”

 She then lay on the bed, OUR bed, after saying “no that’s MY pillow ” ( no your bed is actually in your room !! ? )  She dropped off really easily but was in one of the those ( I’m sleeping, OR am I, cos look I can i open my eyes if I hear a pin drop moods ) It makes trying to cross 100 yr old floorboards a challenge !!

Putting D to bed is a privilidge though !

D is growing up though, she is starting to show emotions more, she loves to watch The Snowman, yes yes, I know it is August !!!  Well, she watched it yesterday, and was nearly in tears at the end. ! that is a first, and also D + J slept at J’s parents the night before last due to the paint fumes, and D saw me through the window, when I got home from work and shouted to me, “Daddeeeee , I missed you ! ”

Those are the moments I need to treasure !!

now back to the wonderful world of selling ironmongery !!


Before I had a daughter,

Back then

when you thought about the “yeah, I’d like kids, … sometime in the future…” conversation that you had with your significant other, it all seemed so easy didn’t it, you didn’t R.E.A.L.L.Y consider the responsability that went along with it. The idea of having children sounds great, doesn’t it.

 When pregnant,  ( a personally very tough time in our lives ) You see the idea form the other end of the spectrum, of “OMG, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AFTER CHILDREN !!!!!!!”  The realisation that this other person is going to rely on you totally is a VERY scary thought.

When at the birth, which is one of the the most beautiful things you can experience, the above comment is doubled,   ( P.O.D Alive song is for some reason running through my head ) ! apt.

But it gets easier,

When your child starts to talk and walk, and their personality starts to mature, yes they still rely onn you, but you start to rely on them, they interact, and teach you things !!

Responsability grows into one the most beautiful gifts in the world ! and a two way thing