Letter to baby George!

Dear Baby George, Before I get started I’d like to welcome you to the world! It’s a crazy place, filled with wonder, beauty, love, laughter, hopes and dreams and so many amazing things. I know you’re going to love it! Guess I should introduce myself. Hi, my name is Unkie Dave! I’m a brother like…

Meet my Dad – The Chief!

If I remember correctly there was an Action Man figure in my Dad’s study, sat on a shelf, wearing nothing but his plastic underwear and one commando boot. If you pulled the string on the Action Man’s back he would give commands like: “Prepare to repel invaders!” or “I’m going in!” I’m not sure how…

My Grandad – a rare breed.

My Grandad was one of a dying breed of people, kind, caring, charitable, funny and a fountain of knowledge he was only too happy to share when asked. My recent post about old drivers prompted me to finish this piece about a very important person in my life, one of the few people I had…

Teenagers are fun to watch!

It’s late, you’ve just arrived home from work, you’re tired and hungry. All you want to do is eat dinner and relax. Problem is that you can’t because there is a teenager in your house. You can’t quite remember when they arrived as they have a habit of creeping up on you and blending in…

Turkey, Tinsel and Narcoleptic Dog Legs!

It’s Christmas Eve and instead of partying or chugging back a few pints of sherry with friends, we’re starting to realise our well laid plans have not gone to…er, plan.  The problem is that we don’t have any wallnuts to spray gold. I know, I’m confused too cos it seemed like a good idea to…