Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Father's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching and I am very fortunate that my five children will make a fuss of me in their own way and if I am honest a text to wish me happy Father's Day would be more than enough. 

At the end of last year my father passed away and this year has got me thinking that for most of my life I never got to say happy Father's Day. It's only really dawned on me this year because he is no longer here. 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Children challenge your sanity

Sometimes I wonder if I could have looked into my future before it happened, would I have questioned my sanity by having five children?

Parents all go from a carefree life of only worrying about ourselves to the huge responsilbilty of being a mum or dad. 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

My Sunday Photo

It's not long to our summer holiday and it's looking like our twin girls are ready to go now with their new Trunki suitcases which were delivered this week. 

It never ceases to amaze me how different they are considering they are twin girls. M has a princess carriage suitcase and R has a Fire engine suitcase. Certainly no gender stereotyping in our home! 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

The thirst for knowledge that four year old twins have is exhausting

Now that my twin girls R and M have turned four years old their appetite to learn and increase their knowledge at times is exhausting.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Safeguarding Lead Flashing on your Home

If you're unfamiliar with what lead flashing is, let me give you a brief explanation. Flashing can be found on the exterior of your home on porches, walls, doors and windows, but most commonly on your roof. Chimneys, skylights and vents will have a flashing where they join. The purpose of the flashing is to keep your roof watertight.

The problem with lead flashing is that it's pretty appealing to criminals who go on to sell it to scrap metal dealers for a profit. It's a lucrative business and quite often one that affects the most vulnerable. A few years ago, some of the local churches were targeted for the lead flashing on their roofs.


Of course it's not just churches that are targeted. Many older houses can have a lot of lead flashing on their roofs which can be a target for thieves as well. So, what can you do to help safeguard yours?

It's important to find a good roofing supplier such as Ashbrook Roofing Supplies and Materials. They sell all of the necessary fixtures and fittings to secure your lead flashing to your roof. This in turn makes it more difficult for thieves to steal it. Everything that you need can be bought online, saving you a trip to the shops!

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Brilliant dad feature week 63

This week our brilliant dad feature is all about Simon. He is a top 10 UK dad blogger and he blogs at the brilliant Man VS Pink.

He is a stay-at-home dad of a 4-year-old daughter, and has been at home with her since she was 6 months old when his wife returned to work. He blogs about their time together - which includes a lot of Star Wars and superheroes - as well as wider issues around gendered marketing to children, especially girls. 

1. Have you always wanted to be a dad?

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be a dad, but it was certainly something I wanted to wait until the right time for. I liked our life as a couple, and I wanted to enjoy that before we became parents. But it was always a question of when, not if.