From Software to Softplay

Stepping out of the corporate world and becoming one of two adoptive dads

It’s time to play

“When we make Play the foundation of learning, we teach the Whole child.” ~ Vince Gowmon Who wishes that we had more time to play with our family? More time to connect and more time to just enjoy each other?... Continue Reading →

I am going to be an author !

Watch this space. Shortly after adopting, and having attending a Safebase Training programme, we realised that many of the books about adoption to help children process just what is going on with them, were aimed at younger children than ours.... Continue Reading →


In these unprecedented, daunting and unnerving times, many of us are finding ourselves locked at home with our loved ones.  This can be both a positive experience and also very testing on patience and relationships. Being cooped up in sometimes... Continue Reading →

Building the new…. well new parts of me that is anyway!

After a rough time starting chemo and embracing the news as this hit our family unit I started my stem cell transplant process and the family kept me going, kept me smiling.

There’s no “C” in family !

Well I have news for you we have two “C’s” in our family and it is two big fat capital letter stinking horrible “C’s”. Not sure where to start with this one so I am just going to put it... Continue Reading →

OUTER SPACE – Time to celebrate

After some life-changing events I am back from what feels like outer space, ready to share our adoption mission further, the highs and the lows.

The future

It's been a while...... in fact it's been bloody ages. Life has kind of taken over a bit over the last few months and there has been no time to sit, reflect and get any decent screen time to write... Continue Reading →

The summer that was

Building memories, having fun, getting outside and trying to retain some sort of structure was the focus of our summer this year.  I know this post is about a month too late but we have been so busy since it's... Continue Reading →

Information sharing and reliving our journey

This week I had the amazing opportunity to speak to an adoption preparation group at the local council where we embarked upon our journey to parenthood. It was an honour to have been invited to speak to the group but... Continue Reading →

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