Beating the odds.
I am the only dad to ever win the flagship, Best Writer award at the UK's largest parent blogging event.
Sardonic and super-funny.
My personal favourite out of all the independent blogger dads.
Hilarious! The wife's the star. Did she really do that with the cottage cheese?
Tone of voice samples.
Shaping two worlds with a single focus.
I've been employed for over two decades in a competitive, dynamic environment. Diversity is key. I am known for being able to lead the conversation in the opposing spheres of environmental research and comedy. Enabling me to handle sensitive subjects with a light touch.
I am currently writing a keynote speech on sustainability for the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2019.
My top 5 achievements:
1: Producing Granada media's online news platform, which beat FT.com for news delivery.
2: Writing for Viz.
3: Rebranding the tone of voice for the world's largest medical technology manufacturer.
4: My blog winning a national award.
5: Taking two steps to the right after having this conversation...
It's Thursday evening and the dishwasher is broken. My wife and I are washing-up manually.
“I think,” she muses, as she dries a clutch of spoons, “that essentially, I'm a happy-go-lucky type. Because looking back, there's only ever been one occasion when I've stabbed my sister.”
I pass her the carving knife. I take two steps to the right.
“Unfortunately," I say, "I can't be classed as happy-go-lucky because I haven't stabbed anyone."
My wife laughs, hurls the cloth in my face and walks out. I'm left alone - cloth on my head - thinking about my funny old wife. About how the dishwasher's demise had slowed life down a bit, and given us the chance to just chat to each other. And how, after 16 years, I was still finding out new things about my wife that I should be scared of.
I look down at the broken dishwasher and think, you - my friend - can brake down as much as you want, because sometimes, just sometimes, when one thing is broken, something else gets fixed.