How to Spot a Dad

You can tell a dad from a mile off. Line up 5 men ’police line up style’ and a trained eye could pick out the dads in an instant.So what gives them away? What 'faux pas' have they made in their styling to alert the likes of me to their status as ’Dad’. Well, it's... Continue Reading →

Has social media stopped us being social?

Remember that time before smart phones? When you had to, like.... be on time and talk to the person you were meeting (rather than congregate and browse social media in each other’s presence). If you didn’t arrive at the meeting place on time then (depending on your age) you either had to traipse* from pub... Continue Reading →

I STARTed in November

Just before Christmas I participated in the START campaign from @safefood_eu #makeastart much to the amusement of my wife. You see I’m not a typical ‘healthy person’, I don’t have an Instagram account devoted strictly to avocados or squats (I’m more of a 'dad jokes', puns and ‘laughing at my children’s conversations’ kinda guy.


So, what is the START campaign for this who haven’t been ‘paying attention in class’? 

Miss-sold PPI: the ‘Perceived Parenting Ideology’?

The issue of mis-sold Perceived Parenthood Ideology or PPI was very widespread in the western world.

It came to light aroud 2011 that groups of ‘parental influencers’ (commonly referred to as ‘they’) in both Ireland and the UK had been pushing PPI to people who had ‘no need for it’ or ‘could not benefit from it’.


Dad Music: Is it hip to be square?

At what point do Dads stop being their kids role models and become ‘square old fogies’ who are out of touch? It’s bound to happen, once again, the Simpsons called it way back... I mean, the music charts already astound me, I’ve morphed into a weird hybrid between Abe Simpson and my Dad..“How’s that even... Continue Reading →

Police’s Worldwide Warning:

The world sleeps with one eye open tonight, gripped by fear. The fear that once again an unknown individual or individuals will enter homes across the globe as you sleep. We send our roving reporter, Holly Bow out and about to ask what you thought...


“It’s like they see you when you are sleeping and know when your awake”, commented Terry Fied.

The unwritten rules of Christmas

At this time of year you’ll hear all about people’s family traditions and see lists upon lists of people's 'favourite Christmas this' and 'favourite Christmas that' but what about the things that aren't traditional or typically anyone's favourite? You know what I'm talking about... the stuff that happens nearly every year but doesn't get it's place of prominence in the build up to the big day (and probably for good reason).

 So with that in mind, Daddy Poppins brings you the (previously) unwritten rules of Christmas....

‘Twas a month before Christmas

With the vomiting bug we’ve all been knocked for 6 and no blog work has been done ☹️. So disregard the fact it’s actually December and take a trip back in time to when I started this modern take on a Christmas classic ... pretend it’s the 25th of November and enjoy (or not depending... Continue Reading →

Whats the worst Christmas present you’ve ever received?

There is nothing worse that giving or getting a crappy Christmas present is there? Whether you've forgotten someone and had to do some last minute gift purchase in a poorly stocked chemist (or worse still a 24 hour garage on Christmas day!!) or you've bought that 'perfect gift' and as the big 'exchange moment' draws ever closer you realise this isn't going to go down well. So it begs the question.....

Whats the worst Christmas present you've ever received? 

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