For my beautiful children.

It’s not often I happen on a great idea but I know that this is one of them. Life has changed recently and I have gone from one important quarter of a family to a single dad.
It was my own choice and I have to clarify that this isn’t going to be a misogynist diatribe. Instead, it’s just my thoughts, as I struggle to adjust. And some recipies..


It’s been a month now, and for a while, my daughter has been asking me to bake with her. This isn’t an insurmountable task as I have lived alone before; but that was awhile ago…
Dinners are fine. I did some cooking when in the family home but never sweets. Never giving up is the key here, so I am on it.
Gingerbread men! Help me out here Google. Ok; a quick scan of the slowly filling cupboards reveals 95% of the ingredients – that’s close enough. Kindle open and we are on it. My son is asleep so we have about 1 hour to present him with the finished article. Ground Ginger. Similar to fresh surely? She can grate, being as it’s about inclusion. The base ingredients are in the bowl waiting.

Ok, so 6 year olds and graters don’t mix; despite numerous dad type warnings. Cue cuddles, kisses and 1 waterproof plaster. Cries for mummy are expected and irk me less 1 month in. Interest level is now at 0%, and her bedroom has all the attraction of a 5 star hotel suite. I’ll finish alone.


18 Replies to “For my beautiful children.”

  1. Man… I even don’t know what to say here.

    Having read your post, I’m sure you’re a decent men. And the devil of it is that in our backward world it’s the decent men who usually get the short end of it.

    Sir, I truly hope things will look up for you.

    I admire you in that you don’t give up!

    I’ve subscribed to your blog, as I’m curious how it’ll all play out for you.

    Best of luck!

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  2. I love that you are fearless and committed as you spend this time with your daughter! Even if she headed for the 5-start hotel before you were finished, she will always remember that you spent these moments with her, doing what *she* wanted to do! πŸ™‚

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  3. Love this. Keep at the baking…my hubby ended up having to stop a food mixer with his hand in order to pull my daughters hair out of it! If that doesn’t happen you’re on to a winner…
    Oh my daughter was fine by the way, all hair still in tact, just a little, um, shocked shall we say. Husband was traumatised but he continues to bake with them …his hand was fine too haha!

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  4. Hi! I just wanted to say I love that you have “for my beautiful children” at the top of your blog. Also good on you for baking! I’m a terrible baker and have given up on it so much respect, haha.
    Please stay positive and good luck on your blogging. From a fellow newbie x

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    1. Thank you Tiger! Life is great and the laughter of my cubs drives me forwards! Keep blogging, keep going and lets support each other to make our projects great! I’ll have a good read of yours shortly.


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