david christopher as a kid blacklands school hastings

I was often asked “Are you a boy or a girl?”

When I started school, I was pretty unpopular.

I was a chubby little cherub with a bowl haircut who liked drama and could barely kick a football, but by the time I graduated I was one of the most popular kids in school.

I was never especially gregarious, rebellious or good looking; I was popular because over the years I’d been playmates with nearly everybody in my 50 person year group, and play was something I was really good at.

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I’ve been telling my wife that she needs to start a blog for years. This post will tell you everything you need to know about why: she loves to plunder Pinterest for good ideas and she loves to throw amazing birthday parties (see her Elmo and sock monkey parties)- this time it was a pirate themed birthday party for our now three year old. Continue reading Pirate Birthday Party Ideas, Games & Decorations for 3 Year Old

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Toyota hood ornament post crash


A car crash is never good news. Unless it is.

This was my first ever car accident – a fender bender in rush hour traffic. I was looking at my phone, I confess to texting and driving. Actually I was Facebook messaging someone who was asking my advice and I was doing my best to help her before I got home so I could concentrate on dinner and my family. Continue reading Bad Luck is Good Luck in Glasses and a Funny Mustache

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