About me

My name is Chris Throup. I am in my early thirties and live with my wife, and our two sons, in a Nottinghamshire village. By trade, I am a trainer, an educator, a learning & development specialist or whatever other job title gets thrown at me.

I try to use this blog to record any significant experiences in my life, but primarily so far my faltering attempts to play new on the tin whistle; and to document my successes and failures baking breads and other foodstuffs.

I am about to face a major change in my life: my wife is preparing to return to work, bringing an end to six months of maternity leave following the birth of our second son. We have decided that I will now be taking five months additional leave myself to care for our two boys. I am really looking forward to spending this time with them, although I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little scared too. I will document some of my experiences here on this blog, and I would be interested to hear from other fathers in similar positions.


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