Happy New Year!

Top fact: January is named after Janus, the Roman god of transitions and beginnings (and also the name Sean Bean's character takes in Goldeneye). He is often depicted as having two faces (the god, not Sean Bean) and is supposed to represent the dualistic nature of this time of year - the simultaneous looking back …

Flying Home

I am sorry. There, I said it. The reason for my apology? Well, if you happen to be flying from Bangkok to London tomorrow you'll see a youngish (and somewhat harassed) couple get on board with an infant and you'll know that, for the next 12 hours, you're going to be in earshot of a …

Dear Tomy…

Dear Tomy, Having used your TF550 baby monitor for six months now I feel I have really explored all of the many functions it has. However, the quest for perfection is never ending as Buddha said (probably) and, as such, I have some suggestions on how to improve the overall design and usability. I don't …

Cat Vs. Baby

I realise that the title is misleading. I haven't started some underground cat/baby pit-fighting league on the moobaan where crowds of Vietnamese boat workers throw money into a dugout in which a cat and a baby are smacking the hell out of one another. I mean I would, but the immigrant visa for Vietnamese boat people …

Baby Led Weaning

I'm not really a fan of hard work, it troubles me on a deeply personal level. So it was with some trepidation that I was looking at information on how to wean a child. It seems that there are an astronomical number of ways which are recommended to move your baby on to solid food, …