From Software to Softplay

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


It's World Book Day today so I thought I would write about my book and how it is going. The response to the book so far has been amazing. I have been blown away by the support and love for... Continue Reading →

The books are here ! Now the hard work starts

It's a couple of years since I started with the concept, mapping out the ideas after a great Safebase® training course following our adoption. Since then I was tweaking and re-drafting the story, dealing with cancer and a stem cell... Continue Reading →


The book is nearly finished.  We have the final pages to approve, we have a front cover, back cover and ISBN number.  It's exciting as very soon I will receive the first few copies.  I already have some pre-orders on... Continue Reading →


To say I am excited is an understatement!. After months of working on it, the book is in the final pages of illustration and proof-reading before the first run of books are printed. It's been an exciting journey seeing the... Continue Reading →

The book is coming soon!

As I mentioned previously, I have won a competition to have my book published.  Right now it's so exciting as the text has been edited,  locked and loaded and now I am working page by page with the illustrator.  It's... Continue Reading →


We are all 11 weeks into the isolation restrictions that have meant we are spending 24 hours a day together. How is everybody doing?  I hope you are all staying as sane as possible and are finding ways to create... Continue Reading →

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 →

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