For the last few years my priorities have been with raising my two little boys, Buster and Fox. My wife, the ever so impressive international lawyer working for the U.N., has been flat out being terribly impressive.
This is her looking glamorous with the Director General of UNESCO.
I on the other hand have been far less glamorous, changing a lot of nappies and doing a lot of dishes.
I know what your thinking, ‘the lives of these guys would make the best sitcom.’
Don’t get me wrong, spending this amount of time with my two beautiful boys has made me the happiest and luckiest dad in the world.
But this week my youngest is starting creche so I have nothing better to do than again focus on my career. I’m actually pretty excited about this for two reasons.
The first, my little boy is walking, talking, toilet trained and ready to spend time socialising.
And two whilst parenting is an incredibly rewarding and entertaining job, (my kids are so funny I literally piss my pants every day). It can be isolating. I live in Paris and though I practice every day my French is atrocious. The other day I was walking up Montmartre and told the woman next to me ‘this is a really steep sheep’ (mont, mouton). Then there was the time I was late for the Eurostar and said to the taxi driver to take me to the war. (guerre, gare). So as an anglophone making friends has been tricky.
To cut a long story short, I’m looking forward to becoming part of my industry again. Training, being inspired, learning new skills, creating new routines and maybe even a spot of drinking with some of the funniest maddest people I know, the street performers, cabaret artists, circus artists, my old mates from the cruise ships and festival directors, I’ve missed you all.
All My Love The Amazing Mr Fish
P.S. This is the new website: http://theamzingmrfish.com.au
P.P.S. I’m back bitches