ex-pat · fatherhood · mums · parenting · pregnancy

Life is what happens when you are busy making plans…

“So, what’s your plan for after the birth?” This was the question I was recently confronted with as the arrival of the latest addition to our clan draws ever closer. My initial thought was “uh, surviving,” but, as I allowed the question to fester in my mind I started thinking to myself should we in… Continue reading Life is what happens when you are busy making plans…

barcelona · ex-pat · fatherhood · mums · parenting · pregnancy

The empathy battle

When you enter the parenting world, no-one warns you that you and your partner also automatically sign-up for the daily game of ‘who is more tired?’ Admittedly no-one really wants to be the winner of this particular game, but never-the-less each one of you constantly believes you are. You can almost hear the game show… Continue reading The empathy battle

barcelona · Brexit · EU · ex-pat · mums · parenting

There’s a bad smell in the air and it’s not just Brexit

Let’s face it people – it’s been a pretty (excuse my language) sh***y time of late. There is, of course, the unavoidable subject of my motherland’s shocking decision to exit the EU. But, as if that wasn’t enough to contend with, I faced my first (and boy do I hope last) challenge of changing a poop-filled… Continue reading There’s a bad smell in the air and it’s not just Brexit

barcelona · ex-pat · mums · nursery · parenting

“I’ve got this milk thing down” – independence is looming

It’s the moment I have been waiting for – the time when dropping Lucas off at nursery he smiles and cheerily walks away instead of the usual teary-eyed boy standing banging at the nursery window as he sees me walk away like he’s imitating Dustin Hoffman in the dramatic final scene from The Graduate. So,… Continue reading “I’ve got this milk thing down” – independence is looming