So, I’m a dad – I guess that’s pretty obvious from…

So, I’m a dad – I guess that’s pretty obvious from the title of this blog. I have two daughters – one is currently three-and-a-half and I see her at weekends, while the other is ten months and I see her every day, as we all live together.

The idea behind this blog is twofold:
1) To enable and encourage me to write regularly and not about things that I write every day at work. Although it might sound fun to tell people what you think of Sienna Miller’s latest red carpet outfit, believe me, it gets boring!

2) Being a dad is not talked about that much. Everyone, probably naturally, concentrates on the mum’s role in bringing up baby, as it were. Poor old dad is usually left to bring home enough money to buy weekly groceries and fund the endless supply of nappies, clothes and toys, to name but a few things. I want to try and redress that balance in somme small way, but posting my musings about being a good, hopefully, dad.

I probably should have started this a year or so ago, as I’ll have nothing to say about the early months, but hey, both of my girls have a lot of years to go and a lot trials and tribulations to go through. I’m sure there’ll still be plenty to comment about.

That’s it for the moment – I’ll be back with something new soon!

Miami shock

I’m sitting here reeling from the shock that CSI: Miami has been voted as the most popular TV programme worldwide, narrowly squeezing ahead of Lost and Desperate Housewives!

“CSI: Miami – pah!”, he splutters into his coffee cup, muttering obscenities… How could the world prefer the dubious charms of David Caruso’s Horatio Caine over William Petersen’s laconic and learned Gil Grissom.

OK, so “Miami” has a bit of sun, but the characters are far less engaging and interesting. Clearly, I’m a huge CSI: Las Vegas fan and for good reason. It has great characters, with subtle and believable development over time – not the ridiculous plot strands that have cropped up in CSI: NY, for example.

In Petersen, the show has a frontman of unimpeachable quality, who really cannot be bettered. The support cast is quite phenomenal, particularly Jorja Fox as Sara Sydal and Eric Szmanda as Greg.

And in case, there’s any doubt as to why the original is better than its Florida offshoot, let this be the last word: Beard beats Ginga everytime!