Dad dilemma - On legacy

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Dear daddysco, At fifty-five years old I have found myself rather unexpectedly as the father of four wonderful children, all of whom are under five years old. I am not entirely sure where they’ve come from, though I do know they are all mine!  There is no mistaking their wild red hair and quick tempers, […]


A short story about a guy who tries to do a bit of exercise to lose some weight. Perhaps he should have just stayed chubby and happy. Maybe then he wouldn’t have come across those pesky spiders … Here is the full short story Spiders  

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Growing up in Scotland in the 1970’s, draped in tartan, soaked in whisky, buried in shortbread and fearful of Nessie, it was probably inevitable that I’d be drawn to Big Country. After all, they were Scottish, weren’t they? If not exactly draped, they were certainly trimmed in tartan. In their music videos they could be […]

Dad Dilemma - Waiting for that first smile

Dear Daddysco, It’s been six weeks now. Six wonderful weeks, where my life (and of course my amazing new mum wife) have had our world turned upside down with the arrival of our darling Ebby-Jay. She is perfect in every way, fingers – toes – button nose – piercing blue eyes with a sweet tiny […]

Dear Daddysco, Since the arrival of my first born (our darling Clarissa, the spit of her Mum, now 20 weeks and thriving) I’ve noticed  a marked change in behaviour towards me from my previously best friends. For one thing, only a couple of them have even bothered to come around and meet our little miracle […]

Style lessons from iconic album sleeves


Have you ever looked at an album cover and thought “Wow, I wish I could look like that?” I know I have. Unfortunately for me I was born a washed out Scot who was never going to look too much like Prince on that motorbike on the cover of Purple Rain … The truth is […]

New Dad - Help I'm dressing like MY dad


Dear Daddysco, I’m a (fairly) new dad to twin girls (now aged one). They are wonderful, full of fun and they do have a special bond which makes the experience of being their father even more rewarding. I’m a professional, working as an architect specialising in urban renewal projects. I’d like to think I’m on […]

Record Store Day (UK) April 16th

Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Thousands more shops celebrate the […]

Title: Manfred the Baddie Author: John Fardell Publisher: Quercus Children's Books Release Date: 2008 Pages: 32 Manfred the Baddie was the baddest baddie of all. Kidnapping inventors, stealing from art museums, conducting acts of piracy on the high seas. Will Manfred ever learn his lesson? He is even nasty to his own henchmen! An encounter […]