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Reflections on fifteen years

My wife and I just hit our fifteen year wedding anniversary (and seventeen years together), which prompted me to reflect on our shared journey. Fifteen years sounds like a long time but in a lot of ways it feels like the blink of an eye. It has been...

Posted on 29 May 2019


Let's End Chivalry

This post has been in the back of my mind for a while…. I've had many conversations on sexism and feminism, and one question that I've noticed often comes up (when having conversations with other men) is "what about holding a door open for a woman?...

Posted on 03 April 2018

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Connecting

Last night I went to the Men's Circle run by Andy Clubley-Moore. I'll admit that I was a little apprehensive about going for a number of reasons (one of which is my general preference towards mixed groups). We kicked off with a cuppa and a chat, and...

Posted on 30 December 2017

connection listening word of the year

Dear Freddie...

Dear Freddie, I really thought we'd meet you. With the three successful pregnancies that preceded the first miscarriage, I really thought that this time things would be ok. Yes, I know probability doesn't work like that. But still, I felt that we...

Posted on 14 November 2017

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The power of being listened to safely

Thanks to my wife, we discovered Hand in Hand Parenting a while back and did their starter class. This proved to be a great thing and precipitated some pretty big changes that have improved our family life. Hand in Hand gives a set of tools for pa...

Posted on 03 October 2017

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This is the life!

Note: this post was written a couple of years ago (before I even had a blog to publish to!)... Picture this: We're away camping and I'm stood in the middle of a field with a cup of coffee in my hand while my 4 year old daughter is sat on a composting...

Posted on 20 August 2017

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Things I love...

...about you. I love how immensely passionate you get about things I love your strong sense of injustice I love your belief in the good in people I love you for keeping me honest I love you for your desire to make the world a better place I love you...

Posted on 07 August 2017

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Dear Caitlin...

Dear Caitlin. Dear child that I never got to meet. The smiles I will never see, the hugs I will never have. 1 in 5 pregnancies results in miscarriage. Yet no-one talks about it. Most common in the first three months. Which is the point where no-one...

Posted on 07 August 2017

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Introducing...

Welcome to justsomebloke where I intend to share various ramblings. In my professional life I have found that blogging/speaking etc are great ways to make yourself work something out. The process of working out how to articulate something helps to me...

Posted on 07 August 2017