My 2016 in Posts – July to December

Following on from my Jan to June update, here’s the best of the rest of the posts from 2016.

It was a good year! Trips all over the place and some reflections from myself. Plus, some utter nonsense.

Our Trip to Venice


A week long trip to Camping Ca’Savio on the Adriatic was great fun. One of the highlights was a day trip my wife and I took into Venice. An amazing day!

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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark

Closer to home, a trip to the New Lanark World Heritage Centre was a great day out in a stunning centre.

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Protecting Kids Who Want To Play

Protecting Kids

A couple of incidents involving my girl’s at kid’s soft play areas prompted this post. How do we balance the kids desire to play with our need to protect them?

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Shame! That’s How I’ll Lose My Dad Belly!

I won’t post that picture of my belly again. I’ve already done it once today in another blog post! Suffice to say, I thought I could shame myself into losing weight by posting a picture of my paunch. Did it work? Read and find out!

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Jenny’s First Month in School


Jenny started Primary School this year. I wrote a post about how she was doing one month in….

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St Monan's Holiday Park

I wrote two camping posts in October. One in anticipation of the trip, and one following the trip, which didn’t go to plan at all!

How I Used The Same Razor For 8 Months

I saved quite a bit of money by storing my razors a special way. Read about it!

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My First (And Last) Flying Lesson

Flying Lesson

I went for a flying lesson in a Cessna 152. It was a heck of an experience….

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How I Plan To Enjoy Christmas With A Dad Belly

Enjoy Christmas

I decided not to compromise on Christmas treats, and to defer my health kick until January. This post documents why!

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A Beginner’s Video Guide to Whisky

It can be a confusing world, the world of Whisky. This guide, with some brilliant videos, made it all a bit simpler.

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Is Lethal Weapon a Christmas Movie?

Lethal Weapon

The biggest question of the year, for sure. 😉 There were mixed opinions, but I believe I put forward a good argument!

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I hope you enjoyed these and that you stick around for more of the same nonsense in 2017!


  1. 3 January 2017

    Some posts I have read, cackling at camping and some I havent, so I nee to go read lethal weapon oooh!

  2. 3 January 2017

    Nothing wrong with a dad belly, it is good to enjoy your food! It looks like the trip to Venice was fun!

  3. 3 January 2017

    It looks like this year was full of amazing and funny experiences to you! I’m glad you share them 🙂

  4. 4 January 2017

    I would so love to visit Venice and learn to fly. Looks like a busy year for you and hope Jenny is getting on well at school

  5. Oooh I need to check out your razor post! My husband is CONTANTLY running out of razors and always pinches mine – if I could get his to last 8 months each that would be AMAZING. What a wonderful six months your blog has had!

  6. 4 January 2017

    Trips are always a good thing. I love the Lethal Weapon movies and tend to watch them at Christmas making them Christmas movies for me.

  7. 4 January 2017

    Oh there some great posts there and I love the Lethal Weapon movies – i was obsessed with them when i was younger and it was the first box set i ever owned!

  8. 4 January 2017

    I love the idea of rounding up your favourite posts, a great selection. I would love to visit Venice. Also like the post about protecting your kids at soft play, we’ve all been there.

  9. 4 January 2017

    I wish I had done a roundup of posts but I guess it’s something for next year! The post for September with little miss is adorable – reception Mini’s just look so cute!

    Emmie xo

  10. 5 January 2017

    What a great year. I’ve never read your blog before but I’m off to explore some of these posts! I’m intrigued by your belly shaming. x

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