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Holidays

When I was a young lad in the north of England we went camping at least once a year. The holidays were usually quite similar; we packed the car (and sometimes the trailer – depending on which car/van/trailer combination Dad had that year) and drove off to the Lake District or Scotland for a week or […]

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Sh*t My Kids’ Say # 48 – Who is John?

Over the course of the last few weeks I’ve been away from home a lot. Those who follow Dadrites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will have a good idea of what I’ve been up to – school camps, best friends visiting from England, sailing with amazing people, and conferences (with MICHAEL LEUNIG!!!). It’s been a […]

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Where Have All The Good Men Gone and Where Are All the Gods?

The Missus and I sat down to watch The Book Thief with a glass of wine a wee while ago. It’s one of my favourite novels so I was looking forward to the movie but with that strange trepidation book-nerds always have when one of their favourites is being adapted. I thought it was quite […]

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You’re Thor! I’m Tho Thor I Can’t Take a Pith!

Stop the press! The new iteration of Thor is a woman and apparently this signals the end of the freaking world or something! The internet has exploded with basement-dwelling asshats spitting chips ‘n’ dip all over their screens in a haste to mash out some ill-conceived and misinformed sexist bullshit over the comic book world’s […]

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Angry Dad!

Do you ever feel like you spend more time being angry than you do being, well… not? Here’s a Top Ten List of Totally Random Things That Seem to Really Piss Me Off The kids’ bikes being in the middle of the garage instead of at the back when I get home. Lego not being […]

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Sh*t My Wife Does # 19 – Birthday Shenanigans!

Last year we celebrated my wife’s 30th Birthday with an epic weekend away. I also organised a surprise video; a montage of clips of friends and family from across the world sharing memories of the Missus and wishing her all the best. It was a lot of fun of to do but for the life […]

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Daddy! RatBoy’s in trouble!

Those were the words of my girl as she burst in through the kitchen door. Her voice was full of the urgency that an adult can only muster by adding certain expletives. I dropped the pepper shaker I had hovering over the slow-cooker – desperately trying to add some flavour to the evening meal – […]

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Sorry I forgot Mother’s Day, Mam!

Hi Mam, sorry I forgot Mother’s Day… again. I’d say it’s because it’s not actually Mother’s Day here in Australia but we both know if I was in England I would probably forget as well. Remember that time I asked you to hold my shopping while I ran into a different store to buy you a […]

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This explains a lot – a tribute to Sir Terry Pratchett.

A short time ago the Terry Pratchett Facebook page asked fans to explain how Sir Terry’s writing had influenced their lives. I wrote about the bookshelf in my best friend’s house. All those colourful Kirby-illustrated Terry Pratchett novels were a far cry from anything I had seen before. I was about 10 years old and […]

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Sh*t My Wife Does # 18 – Schools me on Facebook

Those friends and family who know what my wife got up to for my birthday might be expecting this post to be about that. It isn’t. But don’t worry, that one is just itching to be written! This post is about how my wife constantly surprises me, how she never does or says what I […]

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