Laurence Andrews

Medway 2022 Parks Challenge

We took baby Charlotte for a walk today around Rochester, it was nice, weather was mild and it was good to get out after what feels like days and days of being at home watching rain out of the window. It got me thinking about where else in Medway we could take Charlotte on a walk with us. Rochester is lovely and we spend a lot of time walking ar... Read more

2021 - The Year of Sustain

I didn’t share this year’s (2021’s) theme on the blog until now - that was quite intentional, I wanted to keep things low key. But now we’re done, I can share that 2021’s yearly theme was ‘The Year of Sustain’ with the simple objective to keep tracking as we are, to sustain our pace, way of life and to keep doing what we’re doing. The events of ... Read more

Dadblog - Week 40

Well, we had hoped that by now baby would be with us! Seems it’s not time just yet…. Baby is still doing very well though, getting itself ready for the big day which is getting closer every minute that passes. Victoria is doing fine too and is coping very well, despite baby being really quite big! Weekend before last we went and did another ult... Read more

Dadblog - Week 37

What a difference a few weeks can make…! The HUGE news this month is that we’re moving house!! 😁 It’s all happened very quickly but we’re both very excited and confident we’re making the right decision. We absolutely love living here in Upnor, it’s a very special place for both of us, but we are gradually growing out of our home and need some mo... Read more

Dadblog - Week 33

Yes, yes, I know it’s been a really long time since the last Dadblog post - sorry about that, it’s been pretty busy. The good news is that I think, we think, we’re almost there with the baby preps - which is a pretty big deal. We’re for sure on the final furlong, the list of jobs is all but ticked, the nursery looks amazing, I have an empty bank... Read more

Dadblog - Week 22

It’s been all systems go here in Andrews HQ for the last week or so, a break in weekend commitments meant it was time to get the nursery decorating done. We started by getting the carpet sorted, we’d had a man round for a measure the other week and got a quote back for £2,600 for all of the carpet in the house apart from our bedroom. That was a... Read more

Dadblog - Week 20

Not quite sure how, but an entire month has passed since the last blog post. Well, I do know how, because we’ve been really busy doing things and having a lovely time, but it still seems to have gone very quickly! I may have to recap and fill in some of the details on this at a later date, because there is really rather a lot to cover - but I’ll... Read more

Dadblog - Week 15

It’s been a busy few weeks since the announcement post and I’m pleased to say that Operation Bean is moving forward at full throttle. The biggest news since is that the bean is now ‘showing’ which I understand to be the politically correct terminology, which is very exciting indeed. We have drawn up a baby checklist with the help of our book and... Read more