David Robbins: The excitment of travel revived my jet-lagged soul
The life of a stay-at-home dad is one of brief, stolen pleasures. Of course, I let on it's a non-stop whirlwind of home baking, needlepoint and doing 'crafts' with my six-year-old daughter.
But there is often a sneaky half-hour watching the cricket, or a whole afternoon in front of a Western described in the TV listings as "turgid".
When my wife announced she had landed a job at a travel magazine, I imagined that these opportunities for fecklessness would increase.