Tired of looking mediocre by The Honest Father

Dress code: Dad – I’m tired of looking mediocre

I’ve committed to some changes in the last few weeks that should stop me looking mediocre. Not New Year resolutions as such – I’m crap at them – but just changes that I need to make. I have an impressive track record of going through phases, but this is not one of those times. Unlike my previous efforts I’m hoping these changes last longer than one of Katie Price’s marriages…

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The Money Pit 2: Choosing a wedding venue

After four years of being engaged, it’s about time we started looking at actually getting married. We have seen friends get together, get engaged and get married all in the time that we’ve been engaged. If we left it much longer then one of us would die of old age, and the other would be left in a legal battle proving financial dependence… Continue reading “The Money Pit 2: Choosing a wedding venue”

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Driving with a newborn – the journey home

Ok, so the pregnancy was officially over – the baby was born and was breathing actual air. We had a tangible product after nine months of manufacturing, but with no warranty or distance-selling regulations we had to take care of it. The first step was to get Evelyn home safely from the maternity ward and driving with a newborn did not come without its worries…

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Total Fitness Gym Review

Review: Total Fitness

If you took one look at me you’d instantly conclude that I’m not someone who is likely to have a gym pre-programmed into their sat nav. I’ve been a dad for over three years now and the combination of a crappy diet and lack of sleep has lent itself to me sporting the stereotypical “dad-bod”. Imagine, then, my surprise when Total Fitness asked me to review their gym… Continue reading “Review: Total Fitness”

Electric Jukebox Review

Review: Electric Jukebox – 30 million songs through your TV

Being an avid lover of gadgets, I got a bit excited when Electric Jukebox contacted me and asked if they could send me their impressive-looking digital media player. It boasts an incredibly simple setup and a very intuitive user experience, but at £169 you’re certainly paying a premium for the simplicity. Is it worth it? Continue reading “Review: Electric Jukebox – 30 million songs through your TV”

Don't ask me what I got for Christmas

Why I dreaded starting the school term after Christmas

I was never bullied at school, but I was never one of the popular kids either, I was in that happy medium that required the least effort – I could just go by unnoticed if I wanted to. I was right where I wanted to be. No matter what position you held in the shitstorm of a school social-rank though, there was one question in January you could never avoid: “What did you get for Christmas?”. Continue reading “Why I dreaded starting the school term after Christmas”

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My morning routine just got harder

Up until this week, my morning routine was manageable, just about. It was realistic – by no means easy – but I was aware that some people had it worse than I did. I didn’t complain. Kate’s just landed a new job, though, and it’s completely pissed on my chips, routine-wise. Continue reading “My morning routine just got harder”

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Do not touch my baby’s face!

Everyone loves newborn babies – they’re cute, they don’t chat shit and you can always find them right where you left them. For some reason though, people see a newborn baby and automatically assume they have the right to put their hands out and touch baby’s face! Why?! Continue reading “Do not touch my baby’s face!”

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5 undignified moments of parenthood

Pregnancy is the wrecking ball that obliterates both the internal structures of a woman and the foundations of both of our dignity. I started this blog with a view to being intolerably honest, and I feel I’ve not done this ethos justice if I skip this part. Here are the top five undignified moments of parenthood that we’ve endured.

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Philips OneBlade Razor review

Review: Philips OneBlade QP2530

The Philips OneBlade (QP2530) is Philips’s (Philips’?) answer to bridging the gap between an electric shaver and a beard trimmer. It’s aimed at those of us who want to style their facial hair (hence the funky shape). Philips claims the OneBlade is able to shave, trim and edge all lengths of hair. For me, the best part about the Philips OneBlade is its gentle shave – especially given my issues with shaving.
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