Tag Archives: Nick

Double-take

So it’s eight o’clock on a morning and you’re perched on the end of the eldest son’s bed while the lazy toad has you wait on him hand and foot, discussing the merits of beard oil, the latest blog post … Continue reading

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Eating dinosaurs

From the archives: “Well it has your dinosaurs in.” “What?” My son lounged on the bed looking perplexed. We were talking about yoghurts. “Acidophilus.” “Oh yeah. Well what’s yours then?” “Bifidus.” “Not the same beastie then.” We had established some … Continue reading

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The blogger in question

There is a new blogger in town. So far, only his ‘About’ page is up, but that, I think, will be the start of something special. He has a story to tell and a journey to share. The blogger in … Continue reading

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The proud hobbit, or why am I quiet today?

I have a good excuse. You might expect me to me writing about the weekend… and I will. You could, justifiably, expect me to be promoting the newly published Scions of Albion… and of course, I should. Instead, however, I … Continue reading

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Five days photo challenge 2 – Wheels

This is not a bike. It is not even just an awesome recumbent trike. This is adventure. It is currently being customised at London Recumbents who sent the pictures, and explains one of the mysterious trips we made down that … Continue reading

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Risk assessment

My son is Up To Something. No, not another jump! You’ll have gathered I’m dying to write about it, but until he lets me, I remain silent. Sort of. Suffice it to say that the whole affair carries more than … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call?

It had rained, heavily, all night. The driven droplets had battered against her bedroom window, keeping her awake. She liked storms and had lain there listening to the crash of thunder, seeing the small room illuminated in ghostly flashes before … Continue reading

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Eating Dinosaurs

“Well it has your dinosaurs in.” “What?” My son lounged on the bed looking perplexed. We were talking about yoghurts. “Acidophilus.” “Oh yeah. Well what’s yours then?” “Bifidus.” “Not the same beastie then.” We had established some time ago that … Continue reading

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On a mission

Today I got to be a knight on a white charger. An unusual role for me, but one I embarked upon with a certain amount of relish, embracing the hilarity and dealing with the tragedy which often attends such quests. … Continue reading

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Birthday

You’ve met my eldest son. He wanders through my writing on a regular basis and even wrote a piece for me. He’s rather special in many ways. I first made his acquaintance 29 years ago today. That is not to … Continue reading

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