The Lego Batman Conundrum 

Oliver meeting Batman in London
A while back I posted a My Sunday Photo post of Oliver’s new found love of Lego and in particular the Batman range. 

Well since that post that love for Batman has increased to the point he has actually asked for Lego Batman sets for his birthday this coming Thursday. The weird thing about it all is the fact we have actually not taken him to see the movie currently in cinemas for a variety of reasons, the main one being time, but the love for it has increased anyway. 

It got me wondering where that love has come from, because although I do enjoy the Batman franchise and its various TV shows and movies Oliver hasn’t seen them on at home because my main love is Star Trek and that is what I tend to lean towards when I watch a bit of TV. 

Oliver’s collection of Lego Batman including two early birthday presents from Nanny and Grandad

So where has his love of Lego Batman come from… 

Well like all kids his age Oliver has discovered that Lego is fun, he is able to play with it at both my parents and Keighleys parents houses and he loves the idea of building things, he has also had some of the cheaper Lego alternatives that are on the market and has loved those as well. 

The Batman side of it is where I get confused, he’s had very little interaction with things Batman. My only guess is that the adverts he has seen coupled with a DVD that Nanny bought of a previous Batman movie. 

Hopefully Oliver will love what we have got him for his birthday and I know that I will definitely be spending around 2 hours one evening soon building the Lego sets we have got him. 

My Sunday Photo 17:04. Lego Batman Fun! 

During this last week we have had more appointments then I can count and as such although it is Half Term and both my eldest and wife were off school we haven’t had a lot of time for fun stuff that is normally associated with school holidays.

On Wednesday we had an appointment in London, the second in the week, but we decided to head up early and treat both boys to a trip to the Lego shop. Oliver had been going on about getting some Batman Lego and he had some pocket money so he was going to be able to spend that.

Unfortunately when we arrived at the Lego Store there was a huge queue outside and we were told that there was at least an hours wait. Now those that have kids will know that an hours wait for anything can seem like an eternity, especially if you are the parent of said child that you know will ask you every 5 seconds why its taking so long. With that in mind we made the decision to take the short walk up the road to Hamleys.

When we arrived at Hamleys we made our way to their Lego section, by this point it was more about making sure that Oliver could get his Lego Batman figures he wanted then the experience of a Lego place full of life size models and things for the kids to look at. Well imagine our surprise when we rounded the corner and came face to face with the Bat himself. Oliver went made shouting there’s Batman and also managed to get some Lego Batman figures that we then spent the best part of an hour putting together that evening. It was safe to say that in the end he enjoyed himself that day and he also got what he originally set out to do and that was a Lego Batman toy and this equalled a happy boy.


Our first ever Fathers Day.



With all the rushing around we’ve been doing recently I haven’t really given much thought to Fathers Day until yesterday we all the customers at work were asking for Fathers Day cards.

When I woke this morning I was greeted by a bottle of milk for the baby and whilst I fed Oliver Keighley was in the other room. When she came back and Oliver had finished his bottle I went to rinse it out and put it aside for washing a little later and when I came back I was greeted with this:


Oliver was sitting in my spot in the bed (nothing unusual there) sounded by some presents and two cards.

The stuff that I got was lovely and just showed that the stuff supermarkets and other stores push as a must for all dads isn’t true or in this case needed, with the exception of the superdad pjs everything was either handmade or something that is unique to me and my personality and best of all I loved it cause so much thought had gone into it.

Then Keighley showed me the pictures of Oliver actually making the biscuit face and his delight at having done it and that made it even better.

Making the biscuit with nanny.
Smiling after making the biscuit with Nanny

This may be our first fathers day but I have a feeling its going to be the one that sticks in my mind forever more.