Being Maddie's Dad

Welcome to the new home of the Boichat files. This blog represents a few of my ramblings on fatherhood and the journey of a bringing up a little girl. Initially I thought I'd do it for her first year but here we are 9 years later! If anyone finds it amusing, helpful or interesting then great. If not then you might like the photos. Feel free to add any comments. Ian

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Carols at St Albans Abbey

  Yesterday was the annual Abbots Hill Carol Service at St Albans Abbey. Despite getting to the Abbey about an hour early I only managed to get ...
December 04, 2015

Abbots Hill School Christmas Fair

We’ve moved on from just having a stall at Maddies school fair to setting up a pop up studio mostly so people can have photos taken with ...
November 29, 2015

Zombie

When I was a kid Halloween was a low key precursor to the main event of Bonfire night. I seem to recall the odd attempt at apple bobbing and trying ...
November 03, 2015

Premier League

Premier League again! Maddie’s first Premier League game as a Watford fan was against Arsenal and after a promising start to the season we had ...
October 18, 2015

Surfs Up

It’s becoming a challenge to come up with a novel idea for birthday parties as most of the obvious ones have been done but I think Lish won ...
October 04, 2015

Black Run

Maddie’s skiing has come on in leaps and bounds and this year she did her first black run in Samoens, not only that but it wasn’t pisted ...
April 10, 2015

Not much sign of any X-Factor…

…but we did have good seats at Wembley arena to see all the top ten from last years show, most of whose names have long since passed from ...
March 09, 2014

England at Wembley

Maddie has been to a number of football matches, mostly at Vicarage Road although we did go to the play off final at Wembley last year. Well this ...
March 05, 2014

Maddie’s first guitar lesson.

We discussed learning different instruments as I think learning to play music is rally important not to mention good fun. I was favouring the piano ...
January 17, 2014

The bottom of the canal

Having lived her whole life so far next to the Grand Union canal it was an intriguing day today. They drained two of the locks and the stretch of ...
January 12, 2014