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humour

Pontypandy: ‘Priced’ out of the market

Welsh town of Pontypandy decreases its annual safety spend by 678% After years of huge insurance premiums and counting the cost of ’emergency services call out charges’ the people of the small welsh village of Pontypandy decided they’d had enough…. Continue Reading →

The School drop off – narrated by David Attenborough.

The legend, Sir David Attenbourgh, he won’t be with us much longer, guys. (Sorry, I have to say it). Appreciate him and his documentaries while you can. He’s an institution. I remember sitting beside my dad watching his shows as… Continue Reading →

Bedtime Gremlins – a rhyme

My children are like mogwai, Do you know what I mean? By day they’re all cute But at night they’re obscene!! They turn into ‘naughty gremlins’ at the stroke of nine, Highly strung mutants, With no concept of time! As… Continue Reading →

10 things that piss me off

Were you ever asked something and you just had to do it, really quickly? Even though you had something else on? 15 minutes ago a Mixed up Mummy tagged me to tell her what 10 things that piss me off,… Continue Reading →

The secret of the Parental Power Phrase

Choose your attributes wisely. You’ve just become a parent and ‘leveled up’ in the ultimate RPG (that’s Role Playing Game for the uninitiated) that we call ‘life’. What does this mean? Well, to those versed in the ‘ins and outs’… Continue Reading →

Incredibly annoying and time consuming 100 questions tag

#100questionstag Did you ever watch ‘The Ring’? You know the one; watch a specific VHS tape and soon you’ll die, a scary girl down a well (who really needs a clip to keep the hair out of her eyes), can… Continue Reading →

Sob Story Saturday – the ‘Ex Factor’

Does your partner watch TV Singing contests? Ever notice that some contestants make up for their comparative lack of talent with a recently deceased relative story? Or the ‘Ex Factor’ (as I’ve recently decided it’s called). Below is an example… Continue Reading →

Popular Sayings (said in a parenting context)

Some of the things people say are a bit mad aren’t they? You know what I mean, popular sayings and turns of phrase that ‘roll off the tongue’ without a thought for where they come from. ‘The early bird gets the worm’… Continue Reading →

Has social media stopped us being social?

Remember that time before smart phones?   When you had to, like…. be on time and talk to the person you were meeting (rather than congregate and browse social media in each other’s presence). If you didn’t arrive at the… Continue Reading →

Dad Music: Is it hip to be square?

At what point do Dads stop being their kids’ role models and become ‘square old fogies’ who are out of touch? It’s bound to happen, once again, the Simpsons called it way back… (see above image)   I mean, the… Continue Reading →

Police’s Worldwide Warning:

The world sleeps with one eye open tonight, gripped by fear. The fear that once again an unknown individual or individuals will enter homes across the globe as you sleep. We send our roving reporter, Holly Bow out and about to ask what you thought…

 

“It’s like they see you when you are sleeping and know when your awake”, commented Terry Fied.

What is the funniest/strangest thing your kid has asked Santa for?

So, I had so much fun collating the ‘worst Christmas present you’ve ever received post‘ that I decided to ask the t’interwebs what the funniest/strangest thing their kid ever asked Santa for?

‘Twas a month before Christmas

  With the vomiting bug, we’ve all been knocked for 6 and no blog work has been done ☹️. So disregard the fact it’s actually December and take ‘a trip back in time’ to when I started this modern take on… Continue Reading →

What parents really want (and don’t want) for Christmas

What parents want A ‘real’ gift guide: Sleep (Imagine if I had an affiliate link for this!!). A child-free hangover (Actually, no hangover at all, just the night out without the feeling of dehydrated death that follows). try adding kids to… Continue Reading →

OPHELIA – You’re breaking my heart

So the Bear had gone to her mothers with the kids for the day and Daddy P was settling into a nice little FIFA session. No kids. No list. Nothing. Just him. Alone. AHHHHH!!! PHONECALL 1 The Bear: “There’s a… Continue Reading →

Musical Beds

* Disclaimer: this is NOT a review for some amazing new bed which sings your kids to sleep (but if anyone out there has such a lifesaving product I’d love to hear from you). This is just me checking the… Continue Reading →

Bloggers and Christmas

I’m a f**kin’ Scrooge. (No, not really). I love Christmas. But Christmas is ‘at Christmas‘.   Early Xmas makes me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry!! 😡 I wrote a post last year about putting up your tree,… Continue Reading →

School Run (Beck Loser Parody)

  1. Daddy Poppins has new video software and wanted to test it out.

  2. Daddy Poppins also had a song going round in his head for the last week.

DISCLAIMER:

Daddy Poppins would officially like to apologise to, first and fore mostly; Beck, Society in general, anyone involved in any kind of video production, musicians as a whole, people who’s images he may have borrowed,  and last but by no means least….  you

Waiting for my child to fall asleep (in Meme form)

I might do better with less sleep that a most people but I’d prefer my  ‘night owl’ activities be of my own making and involve more PlayStation, boxsets, movies and craft beer rather than the Gruffallo and ‘baby nightime wind down’ songs (and being used as ‘a human climbing frame’). So as I wait for ‘the Boo’ to literally drop with tiredness, I’ve decided to express my feelings through memes.

Settling in at a crèche

Firstly and fore mostly, its not Daddy Poppins that needs settling in a creche, even if the Bear may suggest that he ‘needs bloody help‘ on a regular basis. I’m talking about when your kids need to enter some kind of childcare, of course!

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