Anyway, all that is just a long-winded attempt to justify the fact that day one of my eight-day Father's Day Festival is today. All week I'll be posting something relevant to fathers and fatherhood, being a dad and doing a better job of it. There'll also be daily prizes, giveaways, links and other goodies. You really can't afford to miss it!
And why, you're asking, is this happening? Well, if you haven't heard my latest book - Fatherhood: The Essential Guide - is now out. It's been described as:
(Diary of a Dad)
a parenting book for grown up men and those that really want to be present, enagaged dads and supportive understanding partners
as well as
a great Fathers' Day gift for a new dad or a soon-to-be dad, this certainly ticks all the right boxes
Duncan Fisher, OBE, founder of The Fatherhood Institute called it an inspiration for mothers and fathers alike and I'm delighted that it seems to have struck a chord with so many people. It even secured a coveted feature slot in BertM@il - the in-house trade newsletter of book distributers Bertrams - on Friday:
It's published by Need2Know books (ISBN: 978-1-86144-122-5) and is available from their website, on Amazon or from your local bookshop. I'll be signing copies at Cybermummy in a couple of weeks time as well. And to celebrate publication I'm having an entire week's worth of fatherhood-related posts and prizes starting today. Because - on the subject of books - you can create your very own personalised gift for Father's Day on the Love2Read site and get a 25% discount on the price by entering the code CHARLIE in the coupon code box on the checkout page.
Love2Read produce a range of personalised reading books made up of your favourite photos accompanied by a simple text for your child read along with dad. And what dad wouldn't enjoy being the star of his own bedtime story? This is a Father's Day gift for the whole family to treasure forever and you can order one now with this unique discount code. But hurry! Because the final day for Father's Day orders is tomorrow. Which is, of course, Monday. The day of the Moon - the earth's lesser light - and the second day of the week.