Well that’s what my grandfather used to call the first aid kit. According to other family members that is. My only childhood memory of my paternal grandfather’s words was “Shhhhhhhh!” No matter. It is the last quarter of the moon and you know that is the best time to clean up, throw out things,… Read More CUTS, COLDS AND SORE HOLES
It is mid school year vacation for 2018 and day three of the kids’ holidays. Just got their Semester 1 report cards and it brought me to tears. Last weekend was a public holiday long weekend which kicked the school vacation off to an off the deep end 25/7 child care marathon. Fighting the noisy… Read More Hell Kids are great!
A couple of months ago we were cleaning and knocked my ‘Dumbo’s feather’ of a writer’s muse off it’s perch beside the wifi modem. It was one of my greatest finds during the last day of a six-week ASEAN audit trip 2016 ending in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember it well. We had been… Read More NEW MOON, NEW DIRECTION, NEW LOGO? THE TIDE IS HIGH REGARDLESS.
PACK-MAN handed over THB150 and the tri-lingual bag wrapping attendant in Suvannabumi airport in return lent a marker to write contact details on the cling-wrapping around his large suitcase. Then he strolled over to the smoking area and carefully filled his favorite corn pipe with a good half handful of Borkum Riff Black Cavendish. … Read More PACK-MAN experiments on the way home.
Well the kids are home from school for a three day long weekend for Australia Day (January 26th) and it is raining too much to visit our boat in the marina. Everyone was fed dinner early almost as soon as they got home from school or day care in Charlie’s case. Stayatworkfatherofthree was in the… Read More Hijacked at almost 3 feet
My own private Havana. Well almost. Once I install the stair gate on this home office door to keep Charlie from barging in every five minutes with a new toddler request. As usual, the single bread-winner is has to work in the only room without air-conditioning, although it is the middle of Southern Hemisphere… Read More A New Page. A New Moon. A New Room
Last week I managed to convince an aging relative to part with enough dry trash to fill a city council recycling wheelie bin. Old jars washed and never used to make jam, cardboard boxes, newspapers, empty plastic and glass bottles, magazines, and a good number of CD and DVD cases. (Empty as all the discs… Read More Read This Before You Buy any Time Management System
(This is not related to Halloween, despite the timing). This is a perfect hack for boat owners, especially if you are in a marina with flocks of birds. You just hang this black crow off the back of your boat or anywhere they land and most birds will think twice so before they poo… Read More Scarecrow Hack
Whoa ! Have been on the road for weeks with my Hong Kong colleagues and we are just catching our breath for a couple of days in Huahin. The hotel theme is the three wise monkeys. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. No smoking, no mobile phones, no… Read More Empty Canvas
OK, seems like a lot of people are awake right now and hitting my site, so better follow up on how I became Stayatworkfatherofthree in the first place. (Note this post is not how your infant can befriend a caveman. It is how to conceive using our most ancient of inherent traits. … Read More PREGNANCY HACK – How to make babies like a Neanderthal!