One step forward, two steps back

It’s been about a year since becoming a father and in that time one thing has become abundantly clear to me – parenting is case of one step forward, two steps back. Sometimes it’s more like three steps back, but you get the general idea. After recently spending […]

The power of the voice in Star Wars

“I must be allowed to speak,” Luke Skywalker demands of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Historically peacekeepers and diplomats, the voice and spoken word are as important to the function and philosophy of the Jedi as their lightsabers. Having already struck out in anger against […]

Can you say star?

In the last week or so, Lorelei has been making some solid attempts at mastering her first word. I’ll give you three guesses what it could be. Vader? Lightsaber? Midichlorian? No, it’s “star”. On the cusp of being one year old and she’s already halfway to saying “Star […]

Baby’s first visit to A&E

Having a baby is like being given a long scroll of milestone achievements, ready and waiting to be ticked off. Many of these you might expect, made up as they are of firsts – tooth, words and steps – but others are subtler, while some aren’t those you […]