So Santa visits Braehead…

Posted by Craig on Monday Dec 10, 2012 Under Being a dad, Dear Daughter..., Reviews

It’s that time of year when – as well as far too many adults making drunken trips to the panto (seriously, what is that about?) – Santa comes to many a toy shop and shopping centre and children line up to visit him.

But here’s a hook for you: how about seeing Santa in real snow? (Note, this is quite a long post but the Darling Daughter has a shorter take on the day out in her little blog.) Read More

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Great, my daughter is trying to kill me.

Posted by Craig on Thursday Nov 22, 2012 Under Being a dad, Dear Daughter..., Reviews

Just look at that face of innocence in that picture below… that’s my daughter trying to kill me. Read More

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Dear Daughter: Geek gene ACTIVATED

Posted by Craig on Monday Jan 24, 2011 Under Dear Daughter...

For once this wasn’t my fault: Junior (as I call her) went away to her Gramps the other week and stayed there along with her (older) cousins. When she came back, it was sonic screwdrivers ahoy – she’s turned into a little Dr Who geekette, but is the world ready for the crossover with the Disney Princesses?

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Dear Daughter,

Well you’ve just no luck have you? Most girls – IIRC – get to the age of 16 before going to a bash or a party and discovering they have the same outfit as someone else.

You? Age 5. Place: School Halloween Disco. Read More

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Dear Daughter, it’s way too early in the morning, so I’m going to introduce you to the concept of bullet points: Read More

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Golden Oldie: Dear Daughter 22/10/2009

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Dear Daughter...

Dear Daughter, as cute as it is that you wake up in the middle of the night and say “only you can help me get back to sleep dad” (what am I? Obi Wan McGill?) and… Read More

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(Here’s where we lose the religious and decent of mind)

So, as I mention in the recent Thumbcast podcast (with a very liberal dash of swearing) that you recently had a school play for Christmas and you were a tad dejected about being a reindeer (Cupid) and not part of the nativity.

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Golden Oldie: Dear Daughter and Jesus on the naughty cross

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Dear Daughter...

Religion’s giving you major issues (and that’s before you start asking your parents/grandparents about their different beliefs) and you had avoided the whole issue of Jesus until starting school, but now that you know about him, you’ve been a tad curious in how he can be born every year but is also dead. Read More

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Sometimes you really surprise me. There you are, with a ridiculous amount of toys from Xmas – there’s stuff you’re still opening (though I never thought Guess Who would have been an early favourite present) and what’s your current favourite? A High School Musical blow-up bed. A bed. You would think you slept on the floor every night or something. Maybe we should make you.

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Golden Oldie: Dear Daughter 18/1/10: Dad trumps Disney

Posted by Craig on Thursday Apr 22, 2010 Under Dear Daughter...

Dear Daughter, you are a little sook but I love you dearly for it… Read More

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