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I welcome you to my safe space that I call Happy Daddy. I’m a husband. A son. A brother. I’m also a daddy.

I’m new to blogging so bear with me. I’m a 35 year old Dad to two beautiful little girls, married to a wonderful woman and have a steady enough job. People think I’ve got a good life and should be happy but I have always struggled with being happy and content. It’s frustrating and upsets me that I can’t work out why I feel the way I feel. I wanted to share my story with you to help me on both my own journey and hopefully you on yours…

  • A Birthday Playlist Est. 1986

    Day 334: I’ve been run down with the dreaded ‘man flu’ over the last three days so annoyingly it’s been a pretty blank weekend. I haven’t left the house since Thursday. I’ve pottered around the place though and did jobs here and there. I certainly haven’t been in bed for three days! Kids put a stop to that.

    Because I’m so motivated and enjoying my running at the moment it really pisses me off when I don’t get out for a scheduled session. Ideally I’d have been out on Friday and today but I don’t suppose it would have been wise. Hoping that I’m on the up again in the morning and I can get the new week off to a good start.

    One of the things I have done this weekend is listen to a playlist I created on my Apple Music not long back where I included every song that was top of the UK Music Singles Chart on my birthday (since my birth in 1986). Take a look below at the very varied range of music that make up my ‘October 3rd 1986-2021 Birthday Playlist‘

    It was interesting putting it together and as with most things I do at a laptop – I ended up going down some Wikipedia rabbit holes as I gathered the songs together. Take 1990 and Maria McKee – ‘Show me heaven’ was the power balled featured in the Tom Cruise film ‘Days of Thunder’.

    1992’s Ebeneezer Goode by The Shamen was banned by the BBC and 2004’s ‘Call on me’ by Eric Prydz had a very memorable and provocative music video which I enjoyed as a teenage boy!

    I can’t say I’m a big fan of the music in recent years but I’ll continue to add to my Birthday Playlist. Maybe consider filling a few hours on a rainy afternoon and do your own?! You’ll certainly end up listening to music you wouldn’t normally listen to.

    I draw the line at Sam Smith though. I always skip his two songs.

    My Birthday Playlist 1986-2021