Dad dot info
DAD.info form. Ask questions, get answers

Winter Wonderland

You may have noticed that it snowed last weekend. There was enormous excitement in my household. Actually, that’s an overstatement. My wife was less than impressed , she had a work trip to Strasbourg  the following day and was worried about getting stuck on the Eurostar. The kids were non-plussed because they are too small to understand what snow is really about. OK, I admit it – it was me – I was excited – more excited than a Frenchman on a garlic farm. 

This was the first year that the kids would really be able to play in the snow – this was the first year that they could both walk and I was determined to make the most of it.

Soon after getting up, we were all wrapped up and waiting to embark on our first polar mission in the hallway. Both of my skinny kids looked somewhat rotund in the undershirt, sweatshirt, jumper, fleeces and coats they were wearing. As we opened the door to the big, white, brave new world I was holding Meri’s hand and Clare had Arun.

I looked at the snow, looked at Meri and said, “Snow, Meri, snow!

Related entries

Too old for this

Too old for this

It was late on a Thursday evening and Rodger and I were walking up Upper Street in Islington, looking for a Thai restaurant. We were a little worse for wear   “You OK?” he asked looking at my awkward gait. “Yeah,” I said with that little inflection that indicated...

The big day

The big day

I could hear the rustling from the room next-door and glanced at my watch: 6:30 am. I groaned to myself but there was a certain inevitability about it   The kids bounded into our room moments later. “Is Uncle Steve here? Is he here?” They asked excitedly. “Yes,...

The big questions

The big questions

I was walking home from school with my five year old daughter. As we approached our front door she looked up at me   “Daddy?” she asked in that tone of voice that all dads will recognise as a precursor to something that they’ve been pondering. “Yes?” I answered...

Latest entries

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Japan

21 Things You Didn’t Know About Japan

The Olympics have started! Despite a lack of fans (crowd noise will be piped into the stadiums instead) the event is still as important as ever and makes for great summer viewing. So at Dad.Info we have rounded up 21 interesting facts about Japan to both liberally...

How To Have A Holiday At Home

How To Have A Holiday At Home

If you’re anything like me and flip flopped about for ages, unsure what to do about booking a summer holiday this year amid constantly- changing Covid news, then you’ll be finding yourself at home for the summer. But while we may not be able to dip our toes in the...

How to Create a Household Budget

How to Create a Household Budget

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. --Charles Dickens Money. It's not a fun subject, but a necessary one. Sorting your finances gives...

Pin It on Pinterest