Dad cave

Google Man Cave and you’ll get 54.9million results (I checked), of amazing looking rooms, sheds and garages filled with an array of toys. For many men the idea of having their own little space, where they can watch sport, play computer games or just sit and drink beer is a dream. Now before you females…

Rich at 18

If you’ve read my previous post Scran up north you will know I’m working with the Cumberland Building Society on their #Grinupnorth Campagin, as part of this I was invited into a local branch to talk to one of their advisors. The branch manger Jack Green contacted me and set the meeting up, I also received a […]

Men’s Health Week

Right gents….lets openly admit to the world….we are absolutely shit at looking after ourselves. Since my mam stopped making my Doctor’s appointments, I’ve just kind of hoped I don’t die. My general rule of thumb is to ignore it and hope it goes away. I’ve been lucky and on the whole, this has served me…

Britains next top vlogger

Short post but in case you’ve missed my constant self-promotion on Twitter and instagram, I’m on my way to vlogging stardom 😂😂😂 Not entirely sure if I’ve got the face or voice for video but, I have begun a weekly series of vlogs which will focus on my day off with Effy. May need to…

Scran up north

Im working with the Cumberland Building Society on their #grinupnorth campaign. When approached, I was super excited about getting involved in a campaign that celebrated what the ‘north’ has to offer. I’m not named dadupnorth by coincidence. I live in Carlisle, was born in Carlisle and have a ‘proper’ Cumbrian accent. Cumbria really is a…

Let your daughter date

You’ve all seen the memes, photos and ridiculous “rules for dating my daughter” crap that gets posted, retweeted and shared all over the internet. Most include some idiot holding a gun or a list of rules that includes things like “I Don’t mind going back to Jail”. To see the ridiculousness in all its glory have a look…

5 tips for when your toddler starts walking

This is bit of a follow on post from my critically acclaimed post 5 tips when your baby start crawling (it wasn’t actually critically acclaimed at all, think there was only about 5 people read it)…..Anyway Effy starting waking just before Christmas (yeah I know, it’s taken me 4 months to write this). We weren’t sure when…

New job, new Vlog

I started a new job this week, I won’t go into too much detail about it because I like to keep that part of my life separate, but I’m excited by the prospect of a new challenge. One big thing that I now have is greater flexibility in terms of my work hours. Basically I’m…

2 years gone

Originally posted on Dadupnorth:
Quite a personal post this one but I got a lot out of writing it so here goes……..Its 2 years today since my Granda passed away, a lot has changed in 2 years, most significantly being 6 months ago when Effy was born. I think for this reason, the anniversary of…

Boobs Glorious Boobs

This isn’t a smutty magazine article about boobs, it’s about the much discussed and much debated topic of breastfeeding and newborn feeding. Obviously I don’t have breasts but I do have a baby and thought a Dads perspective on the topic might be of interest. I feel I should say from the onset that Effy…

Kidloland Review

So before I start I want to clearly set my stall out; “Technology and children” seems to be a constantly debated topic, everyone’s an expert and everyone thinks their way is the right way. When I was young, if you sat to close to the TV you got square eyes, now every child that picks…

Dadscaping

This isn’t a post about how to shave your nether regions into an elaborate design for valentines day. If your looking for that sort of advice, I’m really not your man. Also if you haven’t heard the term ‘Manscaping’, the title will not make any sense, so I suggest you Google that first and head back to…