ThatIsBeyond… Top ”Summer” Tips for the modern man!

As the season of sun, sand & sea is now officially underway, I start to think about a few ways that I can improve my experience of Summer even from the office! Looking good and feeling confident is especially important in the warmer months (it’s all the shirtless time, in short shorts and beachwear, which […]

ThatIsBeyond… Why Wednesday is my favourite day!

There are many reasons why Wednesdays are the tops! One being that it’s the middle of the working week so every day after that, the end is officially in sight! Another is that I avoid the hordes of drunken idiots (no judgement – on occasion I am one too!) who make my late night commute […]

ThatIsBeyond… Self-conscious

A self-conscious man is not what I wish to be, but a self-conscious man I undoubtably am! In the past week a cataclysm of telling events occurred, and this was surely fate at work… but it wasn’t until today that I got some sort of clarity on what this all meant. So I had to […]

ThisIsBeyond… A Saturday morning’s loungewear

Today I choose to be comfortable. This Dad is battling his son to eat that last bite of porridge! He’s looking after his Bunny whilst he fixes the car crash that happened around his tiny toes and Dad and mum are also trying to juggle their cups of decaf Coffee and Tea respectively!! When your […]

ThatIsBeyond… A dad’s problem with Peppa Pig!

There are many issues that parents have with Peppa Pig! From the spelling of her name to the sheer over exposure of the brand, but my gripe with “The Pig” goes much deeper than that. As a new father I am trying to impact my son’s life in the most positive way possible. From the […]

ThatIsBeyond… Not so old Dads and new tricks!

​​ Babies learn new skills at a startling rate, whether it’s blowing raspberries, crawling or holding a spoon, their cognitive development is astounding. My wife is very attentive and makes sure that no landmark goes by without me knowing, smartphones have meant every second can be captured in high quality and sent at the touch […]

ThatIsBeyond… 7 months on – A dad reflecting on the birth of his son.

It has taken seven months to get to grips with the birth of my son. Between the sleep deprivation, the tiring days at work and the constant joy of having this amazing new person in your life, the words just weren't getting onto the page the way that I wanted them to!The perspective that this […]

ThatIsBeyond… Dads, It’s A Beard Thang!

Along with my bouncing baby boy, came a quite distinguished beard (on my face that is, not his!). I think it was a combination of having no time to run out and get a razor, and no energy to tackle the ever-growing beast!  Long gone were the itchy days of beard growth! The worst was […]

ThatIsBeyond… 1st week back! Dadvice!

Having completed my first week back to work after paternity leave, I have taken a few moments to reflect on this huge transition. Both the workplace and the home are undergoing change and sometimes it can feel a little like being inbetween two moving walls, inching ever more closely together! Unlike my other posts, this […]