About Me

Me in Les Crosets Feb ’12

Initially this was a blog for another reason. Now it’s just personal, which means there is no guarantee of a content theme. I am mainly doing it for my own edification and to try and polish my writing skills a little bit as I am – it was pointed out – auto-didactic, which is a nice way of saying that I am an enthusiastic polymath who is confusing accumulated facts with knowledge and learning.

If you want to live vicariously through another man’s clumsy and convoluted life then you are in the right place.

I really ought to be doing proper work. Adios.

Dom – November 2012


6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi
    I’d like to pass onto you the kreativeblogger award – sorry, it involves doing something, but if you’re not interested, don’t. Visit my blog (the about page) for the blurb and picture.

    1. Thank you. To what do I owe the honour? Ps: I’m 43 and just don’t care about cool now. V. Liberating. Well, that’s a bit of a lie. I have learned finally to appear unconcerned to the point others believe me.


      Dom http://www.dominicshadbolt.com

  2. I just thought your blog was really interesting. And I never realised that SAHdads experienced the same prejudices as mums. I’m 43 too – but age is elastic, my 70 yr old dad who acts like a teenager is my example.

  3. You’ll probably find that SAHD get, in some ways, more prejudice. I’ve certainly been put off so doing because (i) I don’t have the cojones of Shadbolt D (ii) the vast majority of men in senior positions would view you as some sort of effeminate loser for daring to prioritise your family over 24/7/365 dedication to your career, and are therefore henceforth Not To Be Trusted, and (iii) for women it is, at least, “normal” and there is some sort of support network. SAHD I know find the playground mafia somewhat exclusive to testosterone.

  4. Oh Dominic, I write to you from Canada. I am your mothers neighbor and could not have enjoyed your writings of her more. On occasion, my teenage children work for her in her gardening business. It is much to their dismay that they cannot keep up with her. She is amazing now and according to your descriptions, always has been. We love her to death and while being slightly afraid of her, are thrilled to have her as a neighbor and friend. Thank you so much for sharing.

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