05. 03. 2014

THE NAMING GAME

  It’s difficult to know what influence a name has on a person’s life. Would Elton John have been less successful if he had performed under his real name, Reginald Dwight? Would Pele...

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26. 01. 2014

I THINK I NEED TO BUY A PUSHCHAIR

One summer’s evening as I sat drinking cocktails with a group of friends in a London members bar I mentioned that I needed to buy a pushchair, with delight one of my friends...

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07. 01. 2014

NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST (DAY 1)

For those of you who have not heard of it NCT stands for the National Childbirth Trust and was established in 1956 by Prunella Briance to offer advice and help to expectant couples....

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28. 12. 2013

YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER BOAT

One of the strange things about pregnancy is that nine months really doesn’t seem like nine months. I know it sounds silly but bear with me. As I try to negotiate my way...

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02. 12. 2013

50 SHADES OF GREY

Race, ethnic background and colour have never been an issue for me, they have sometimes been an issue for others but never for me. So it’s strange that over the past few weeks,...

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14. 11. 2013

DOES MY BUMP LOOK BIG IN THIS?

Like all men, I occasionally find myself in the peculiar predicament of being asked a question to which there is no correct answer. I’m aware of this phenomenon as it has happened to...

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06. 11. 2013

GONNA DRESS YOU UP IN MY LOVE

You might be surprised to learn that I’m actually looking forward to our 20-week scan, or at least I was until Mummy Bean mentioned that the good doctor was unable to see Kidney...

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29. 10. 2013

NO SEX PLEASE, WE’RE BRITISH

It’s week 19 and since the events of last week’s emergency scan things seem to have settled down quite a bit. As an excited expectant couple, we are talking about pregnancy in a...

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20. 10. 2013

DOCTOR, DOCTOR, THERE IS TIGER BALM IN MY SOUP! (PART 2)

A play in one act. Cast: PAPA BEAN – Idris Elba MUMMY BEAN – Claire Danes   Act 1 Scene 1: A large bay fronted bedroom in North West London. It’s a sunny...

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02. 10. 2013

DOCTOR, DOCTOR, THERE IS TIGER BALM IN MY SOUP! (PART 1)

We are now at week eighteen, which seems like a milestone in itself as soon we will have our twenty-week scan, although the thought of this is a bit scary for us both....

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