NEW ZEALAND DADDY BLOGGER

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This blog is about a Brummie who moved to New Zealand, married a kiwi and created our own little KiwiBrummie. The ramblings you’ll find here are all based on the adventures of growing our little man Taylor, from the learnings during Daddy Daycare to introducing our toddler to sights around the globe. Grab yourself a cuppa and spend some quality time at Dad’s Patch.
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Blog Topics

New Zealand Daddy Blogger - Tales

Tales

The life of Daddy daycare

New Zealand Daddy Blogger - Adventures

Adventures

Sparking a little wanderlust

New Zealand Daddy Blogger - Growing

Growing

Tools to grow a Toddler

New Zealand Daddy Blogger - Food

Sustaining

Dads can cook too

New Zealand Daddy Blogger - Chill

Chill

When Dads need to relax

Cool Sh*t

Reviews for cool products

Latest Posts

A sight for sore eyes…

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A sight for sore eyes… “Look, dad, they fit me…” I turned around and there was Taylor with my sunglasses on his head. When he said the glasses fit him, this would have been the case if one of his ears was on top of his head, where he had bent one of the arms…

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The best fish pie recipe…ever!

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The best fish pie recipe…ever! That may be quite a bold statement, but I really do believe this is the best fish pie recipe. I’ve tried fish pie in Portugal, France and of course in the UK, picking up tips along the way to perfect the mighty fish pie. It is essential to make the…

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A little taste of home…

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A little taste of home… When I was a kid my mum worked at the local Safeways grocery store and she was in charge of the staff canteen. As well as running our home on a tight budget, mum also had to feed the store staff with a few quid and whatever product was going out…

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Growing Mighty Kids…

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Growing Mighty Kids… A couple of years ago I was approached by Ecostore here in New Zealand to explain how to go about building a school garden and thought I’d share it on Dad’s Patch! Becoming a Chief Go Getter at OKE When I was 16, I was introduced to the world of project management.…

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Top 100 Dad Bloggers

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Dad’s Patch in the Top 100 Dad Bloggers List It was quite the surprise last month, when I opened my email to find I had been chosen as one the Top 100 Dad Bloggers on the planet. To be amongst such good company as The Dad Network, How to Dad and DadvWorld was a real…

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Dad’s Patch Words of Wisdom

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Dad’s Patch Words of Wisdom I was very fortunate to be invited to take part in The Learning Hub Blog Series earlier this year and just thought I’d share my pearls of wisdom with you… 1 – How can I boost my child’s self-esteem?  To begin with, how is your self-esteem level? Yes you, mum…

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This is a parental game change – FeverSmart

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Nurofen for Children FeverSmart Temperature Monitor This is a parental game changer! What better way to launch the new Dad’s Patch “Cool Sh*t” section, than with a very cool piece of kit. The Nurofen for Children FeverSmart Temperature Monitor is a real game changer for us parents. We really could have used this piece of…

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Kicking off a new year of Netflix.

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Kicking off a new year of Netflix. It’s been quite the start to 2018. I kicked off the year by signing up for the Queenstown Marathon to not only tick off an item on my bucket list but also to raise funds for our kid’s charity, OKE. Then our little guy got really sick and…

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Taylor’s Travels – San Francisco, USA

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Taylor’s Travels – San Francisco, USA Long distance travel with a toddler for the first time…a new adventure. Birthday Celebrations “What are we going to do for your 40th?” was the question I posed to Mrs.D back in 2016, with the birthday celebrations coming up in May 2017. “I’m not to sure, it would be…

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