Harley Davidson 2018 Fat Bob – Test Ride and Review

The Papa Gorilla was thrilled to get out on the brand new Harley Davidson Fat Bob on the day of its release…. I have written up for experience and thoughts for Riddle Magazine. “For power? I’d buy it.  For handling? I’d buy it. For looks and style? I’d buy it, possibly twice.  For ride comfort?  I’d…

Triumph Bonneville Bobber – Test Ride and Review

  The Papa Gorilla got to play around on the Triumph Bonneville Bobber for a few weeks and I wrote up my thoughts for The Bespoke Black Book. “First came the new Mini, then the Volkswagen Beetle, and latterly the Fiat 500, all thoroughly modern cars dressed up to look like classics of the past….

Skoda Octavia VRS Blackline Estate

Papa Gorilla Plumps for the Skoda Octavia VRS Blackline Estate to transport Gorilla Boy and his kit With Gorilla Boy soon to arrive, The Papa Gorilla needed a wagon in which to install a fully-specced isofix baby seat.   Cars, gadgets, what’s not to like… But what to choose? A people carrier seemed a good…

Toddlers, iPads and Screen Time

Planning a Luddite Utopia It’s easy to parent other people’s children.  It’s just as easy to parent your own child when they are in utero: to plan all aspects of their moral and intellectual education, their discipline and ultimate outlook, even in quite some detail.  The Papa Gorilla had strong feelings about a fair few…

Family Holiday at Sandos San Blas – Toddler in Tenerife

  The Easy Option? With a week’s holiday in March, and Gorilla Boy just over a year old, we decided to head to a hotel resort with pools, sunshine and all-inclusive everything.  We planned to potter about doing not much of anything for a week, soaking up the sunshine and dipping in and out of…

The Bonnie Mob – Stylish Baby Fashion That Even A Gorilla Goes For

 The Papa Gorilla falls for the style of The Bonnie Mob When Gorilla Boy was on the way, The Papa Gorilla was well up for shopping, but only if it involved baby tech.  Buggies, baby carriers, monitors, prams and multi-coloured thermometer eggs were all fair game, but when it came to baby clothes, The Papa…

Vespa S50 Zafferano

Musical Inspiration The Papa Gorilla took piano lessons as a boy, from a still belovèd piano teacher called Pam.  Pam rode a moped and Junior PG thought this was amazing.  He vowed to one day own a scooter school and teach people to ride (an ambition that still lurks somewhere in his simian brain). I…

Bilingual Baby – How do you say Gorilla in Italian?

Papa Has The Lingo The Papa Gorilla, unlike many British gorillas, is fluent not only in Gorilla, but also in English, French and Italian.  He was born and raised in a British Gorilla family but always had a liking for foreign tongues and used to conjugate French verbs with his daddy The Silverback whilst watching…

BabyBjörn – Why Carry Your Baby When You Can Wear It?

BabyBjörn is Synonymous with Babywearing Babies are tiny.  They get bigger, sure, but a baby is still a baby, right?  Pick up a bag of sugar in each hand.  They weigh pretty much nothing.  Carry them around for ten minutes, then half an hour.  Try carrying those sugar bags for a whole morning: it’ll get…