The Liebster Award

I’m unofficially giving this post the sub heading: Last but not least

Here are the Official Liebster Award Rules (No Purchase Necessary):

  1. Post 11 random things about yourself.
  2. Answer the questions that the nominator set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
  4. Choose11 20 other blogs with fewer than200 XXXXX followers to nominate and link them to your post.*
  5. You can’t “tag back” the nominator’s blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster Award post so they can learn more about you and see who you nominated! (N.B. I tried editing the above rule for clarity, but it still doesn’t make any sense to me, so whatevs.)

* I changed the numbers here because I couldn’t stop at 11 blogs. Also, I would disqualify myself and most of the people on my Liebster Award nomination list if the number was 200 followers.

11 Random Things About Me:

  1. I won a ‘cutest baby award’ in my hometown dressed as a Sailor (my mother has never let me forget it)
  2. Though I am a user of social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr etc.) I tend not to use them after realising I don’t feel my fleeting thoughts are worth anybody’s time. At the same time, some people write things I really wish I hadn’t read.
  3. I was once a mascot for my home football (soccer) team Portsmouth Football Club. The player that led me out I hated.
  4. I was once cried at an episode of Mr. Bean (the ending was so happy I couldn’t help my 9 year old self)
  5. In order to look tough at school, one break time I walked around the school playground like Terminator, humming the Terminator theme tune. (It didn’t work, I lost friends doing it)
  6. I performed in a horror movie that got banned in UK (now in USA and Australian bargain bins everywhere! I’m not overly proud of my performance or the film, but I did it…for the love of god please don’t watch it, you’ll regret it)
  7. Grey is one of my favourite colours (hence the Dads Base layout)
  8. I do most things using my left arm or leg.
  9. My favourite band of all time is Hoobastank. I’ve yet to see them in concert (and I really bloody want to)
  10. Once accidentally signed up to be recruited for the Navy at 14 via a video game.
  11. One of my dreams is to writer a script with another writer (I know I can write alone, but I’d love to collaborate with someone)

11 Questions for me: 

  1. With the impending end of the world-slash Zombie Apocalypse, what are the three essential items that you will bring with you to your underground bomb shelter? Assuming food and water is already provided in this pre-prepared bunker and my family are there: A pack of cards, map of the world and a sword.
  2. The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal? I read neither. Being British ruins this a little. I mostly read the tabloids to keep up with current affairs, through a less demeaning perspective
  3. How did you meet your spouse? I found her on MySpace
  4. If your kid was the opposite gender of what he or she is, what would his or her name have been? Jessie, we thought Max was a girl all the way until birth.
  5. Boxers of briefs? Why? Boxers. I used to wear briefs but found boxers comfier as I grew up.
  6. What was the last great book you read? 21st Century Screenplay by Linda Aronson (my favourite scriptwriting theorist)
  7. Who is your spouse-approved hall pass? (Mine is Anna Faris)I’ve never truly fancied many celebrities whilst in a relationship. I’m have to compete with McFly, Michael Buble and Russell Kane.
  8. What is your dream job? Scriptwriter, one with a power agent and on high demand for both film and television.
  9. What is your dream job for your kid? I want Max to do whatever he wants. However, I have dreamed of him being the first British Quarterback in the NFL.
  10. What were the circumstances surrounding the last fist fight you were in? I got me and Laura lost coming back from a concert in London.
  11. You’re walking down the street and you find $10,000 in a bag. It’s unmarked and it would be impossible to track down the owner. What would you do? What if the bag contained $100,000? HOLIDAY TO DISNEYWORLD! If I had more, I’d travel and meet some Dads Base members to have a beer and a chat.

11 Questions from me

1. What was your favourite childhood sweets/ candy?

2. What one quote would you most like to leave the world with?

3. What alternative solution would you have to bring world peace?

4. Most embarrassing thing to ever happen to you?

5. What’s the silliest personal achievement you’re proud of?

6. What national holiday would you most like to never exist?

7. Which dead, famous person from the last 40 years do you wish was still alive today? (So all you Henry VIII fans have to think again)

8. Do you have a food experiment worth sharing? (one that doesn’t exist preferably)

9. If you could create a brand new charity, what would it be?

10. Best christmas present to memory?

11. What’s the best reason to be sat in a bath full of cold baked beans?

Nominees: Lazydad, grumpy-dad, koumeps, bujnik, theramblingark, electradaddy, militarydadblog, ladyneils, mommaofboys, punkdad, i-change-my-username-too-often, ginny-andtonic, thegingerbeard, daddynoob, ilikegooseberries, asimpledad, thedefinitionofmycharacter, sweetpeafairies, hippiefaeriefreak, mywildloves

For all you DaddyNoob followers, here is our Christmas picture for this year. A little late, but whatever, it’s 2013 and we didn’t die at the over promised end of the world.

I am getting back on the saddle of blogging after a much needed holiday and man do I have a ton of content… Watch out, it’s going to be a good year!


This is what happens when a new father makes an action movie. 

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Welcome to my new series of parenting inspired remakes of movie posters. To kick it off, here is; The Bjorn Legacy. 

This has blockbuster wrote all over it. Just imagine what would happen if you tried to eliminate a dad and his new son. He wouldn’t sit back and wait his demise, of course not. He would take the fight to them, beating up wolves, destroying drones and driving a dirt bike recklessly. Boom! This dad means business. And to add to the epicness, this daddynoob would do it all with his newborn buckled into his baby bjorn. Ah yeah, in REAL 3D.

You get it now. Watch out Jason Bourne. 


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Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45 sec. Time Lapse Lotte. (The Original) (by Hofmeester)

By far the most epic time-lapse ever… I stand in sheer amazement of the brilliance and planning to make this happen. Well done. Well done. (Insert classy golf clap here)



To smile or to sleep. That is the question! 

This baby is fighting their eyelids to keep us entertained. Too cute!

Just a random YouTube video I came across. 

Birth Announcement gone cray cray! These photos were taken within the first day of his life. Man has he changed a lot already. Anyway, here is the birth announcements I designed with my wife’s opinion input as well. Doing graphic design work for MommyNoob is always my personal favourite crazy. I tell her that she is my pickiest client ever, well next to Jimmy. Love ya Jimmy, but you know its true.

But we made it through the announcements with a masterpiece we both love. This was really a cake walk to designing our wedding invites almost seven years ago together. That was close to a marriage breaker before we even got hitched. Ha. Good times.

By the way, we mailed these out to all of our friends and family (if you didn’t get one, sorry we still think you’re awesome, and keep waiting it could be lost in the mail. ha.) last week. So, I didn’t want to miss out on anyone and thought I would give one to all of my new friends of too!

Thanks, Dnoob.

BabyNoob is embracing his Apple heritage. I couldn’t resist myself, I had to snap this shot of him snuggled with my MacBook Pro. The nature of my geekness combined with my line of work (Graphic Designer or otherwise known on my business card; Design Ninja) I have been a die hard mac user for nearly a decade. Therefore, this is one of those things that I will force my child to love, even at a early age. Ha. 


Best dad ever award! This dad has mad artistic skills that he puts to use on his kids lunch bags. Yes, you heard that right. He made these star wars masterpieces on their lunch bags. I’m a grown adult and I would be uber proud to rock these lunch bags to work any day of the week.

As an experienced graphic designer I have deep respect for the creativity and excellence in his pieces. You have to go over to and see hundreds of other lunch bag art. Plus this epic dad draws these brilliant artwork during his own lunch break. Wow.

Insane. Awesomeness.

When my kids are in school, they will be lucky to just have a lunch packed. Ha. Kidding…