Monthly Archives: November 2009

Being the man of the house…

…is harder than it used to be! There was a time when, father retreated to his study after doing his breadwinning duties. Now, we dads have to be manly, sensitive, DIY experts, child psychologists, expert cooks, the stay-at-home-stud. In addition … Continue reading

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Telling folk

Beer and curry out with the boys on Friday night. These guys are old friends. We go way back nearly twenty five years so I was interested to see how they would react when I showed them the photo in … Continue reading

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Dinner out, dressed as a woman…perfect!

On Saturday I had one of my rare overnight passes from D. This is when I escape from the family and let my hair down, or rather more accurately, put it on. Tina planned for us to go to Transisters … Continue reading

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I’m yellow!

I chickened out. I didn’t try a loop at Climping on Friday. I got a few good jumps in and even winded myself after I had to bail and splashed down from a good height. The trouble was, I always … Continue reading

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Probably my last chance to loop

Otherphil and I have taken the day off to go windsurfing. It looks rubbish right now but hopefully it will strengthen as the day progresses. I made a list of things I wanted to do before the end of the … Continue reading

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Nuclear power – How Greenpeace got it wrong

Twenty years ago, I was a supporter of Greenpeace. I made monthly contributions by standing order. I wasn’t 100% convinced about the need to rid the world of nuclear power but what I did admire was the stauch belief that … Continue reading

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Adrenaline rush

Today looks like it might be the best windsurfing opportunity I’ll get before the winter chill chases me from the sea. The trouble is, I feel so out-of-practice and so unfit, it’s making me nervous. Otherphil isn’t decided whether he’s … Continue reading

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