Teaching Your Toddler About Colour

22 September, 2015


Dad Without A Map

‘Red car, red car” Little B shouts excitedly as we set off to the park.

“Yes, clever boy, that IS a red car!”

I feel a glowing pride at our boy’s developing understanding of the world. How does he know it’s red? A-maazing.

“Red car, red CARRRRRRR!” he screeches again.

Oh dear. That is not a red car. That is a blue car. (As the narrator of Peppa Pig might say.)

I begin to wonder if he’s learnt a new phrase and is simply shouting it out at random…


“No, that’s a pigeon.”

OK. We clearly have some way to go.

So how do children learn what colour is? And how can us parents help them discover this whole new way of categorising the world?

Colour featured image

I find the underlying concept incredible and baffling. I mean, we never stop to think about it, but what is a colour?

I don’t…

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Monkey Raffle!

9 April, 2007


Well, okay – the Amazon.

Larger than western Europe, the Amazon is the Earth’s biggest rainforest, producing 20 per cent of the world’s river water, regulating global weather patterns, and home to the richest abundance of plant and animal life on the planet.

But it is under siege.

Roads, logging, soy farming, cattle, mines, and oil and gas pipelines are destroying the rainforest at an alarming rate. In 2004 alone, 2.6 million hectares of Amazonian rainforest were lost – an area the size of Belgium.

WWF are working to protect this important habitat by setting up new protected areas and reducing the impact of large-scale development. By buying a raffle ticket you will be helping to fund key conservation projects.

The tickets are just £1 each and could bag you £3,000!

To purchase a ticket simply send the following details to me:
– Title & Full Name
– Full Address incl. Postcode
– Telephone number
– If you are happy to receive communciations from WWF

For payment you can either give me the cash when you see me, pass it through someone else, or send it via PayPal.


Christmas Office Chair Dodgems!

22 December, 2006

Just to round of the year with a bit of fun we decided office chair dodgems was on the cards….. Here’s the results!


Google Christmas Goodies!

14 December, 2006

One of the upshots of spending thousands of pounds of other company’s money each month (other than the percentage fee) is that the likes of Google with whom we spend that money are very appreciative. Heck, give anyone a six figure sum each month and they’re bound to like ya!

Google have shown their appreciation by sending us this snazzy little gadget in it’s own snazzy box, with snazzy “Happy Holidays” card.

It’s a digital photo frame that you simply add photos onto and it loops through them. Plus, it can play MP3s and MP4 video files as well as record through a tiny little microphone in the front.



12 December, 2006

I thought about doing something like this a few weeks ago but thought it was too early. Now my friend Joe has done one, I’m gonna copy him!

Did you do something you would never do?

Yes! I walked up to countless strangers and started talking to them. I would never have done that last year. Confidence, baby!

Did you keep any New Year’s Resolutions?

Naaa I don’t do new year’s resolutions

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes! My sister, Julia, to Little Lincoln :o)

Did anyone close to you die?

No, thankfully.

Did you visit any countries?

Yes! I went to Hungary to see our client Josey at Stag Republic.

What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006?

More money (obviously)

Will any date from 2006 stay etched in your memory forever?

Little Lincoln being born 24th August

What was your biggest achievment of 2006?

Making so many great new friends!

What was your biggest failure?

Either I forget about my failures and move on or I’ve not had any….

Did you suffer illness or injury?


What was the best thing you bought in ’06?

Not really bought, but my new pad!

Did your behaviour change over the year?

Ohhh yes. If it hadn’t I wouldn’t have made so many friends and met so many new and nice people.

Where did you spend most of your money?


Are you happier than this time last year?


What song will remind you of 2006?

Hmm… no idea!

What do you wish you would have done more of?


What do you wish you would have done less of?


What did/will you do for Christmas ’06?

Get drunk and then chill out with my Mother!

Did you fall in love in 2006?


Did you get your heart broken in 2006?

I don’t have a heart, mwahahahahaha! No.

Favorite TV program of ’06?

Pffft TV is so last year

Do you hate anyone now that you didnt hate this time last year?

Naaaa don’t hate people

What was the best book you read and/or movie you saw?

THE AMBER SPYGLASS! By Philip Pullman (thanks Dave!)

What was your greatest discovery?

Keeping with the cidarrrrr theme – Magners!

What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?

I was twenty-one! I went out in Lichfield with all my chums and had a jolly good laugh!


Who was the best new person you met in 06?

Joe (stud!), Jenny, Gibbon, Hannah… and all my other new friends in Lichfield and Kate and Grace in Newquay.

Who did you wish you did not meet?

No one!

Who was your best friend?

Oooh…. I think it has to be Mr Joe

Who was your enemy?

That guy who tried to drink-drive at Jenny’s party before I took his number plate and threatened to call the police…. should have seen the look in his blurry eyes!

Who do you miss?


Who will you never forget?

Everyone… soppy, I know.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2006:

What have you got to loose?!

What will you always remember about 2006?

Newquay, crawling down the street with Hannuman, drinking Taboo with Gibbon, the LOVE SHACK!!!!!!

Aspirations for 2007…

What do you want to do in ’07 that you couldn’t in ’06?

Making muchos dollar.

Any resolutions?

I don’t do resolutions…

Whats different about 2007 than 2006?

No idea yet!

Anything you want to change about yourself for 2007?

Even more confident :o)

Do you want to make more friends in 2007?

Ohhhh yes!

What a great year.


Who needs recycling!

5 September, 2006

Who needs recycling!

Originally uploaded by philmusicalbliss.

This is the way to make the most of holiday boozing. Make yourself a nice symmetrical display in the caravan window. Precious!


Who Should I Vote For?

17 April, 2006

Interesting little test that tell you who to vote for. Handily let's you cut and paste this into your blog, too:

Who should I vote for? v2

Your expected outcome:

Liberal Democrat

Your actual outcome:

Labour -13
Conservative 9
Liberal Democrat 47
Green 89

You should vote: GreenThe Green Party, which is of course strong on environmental issues, takes a strong position on welfare issues, but was firmly against the war in Iraq. Other key concerns are cannabis, where the party takes a liberal line, and foxhunting, which unsurprisingly the Greens are firmly against. The Greens are also anti-Europe.

Take the test at Who Should You Vote For