My Son Has Been In University Just Three Week’s

This weekend my son, A, is coming home for the weekend from university after 3 weeks. What has surprised me is never for one minute, did I realise how much I would miss him. Of course it was always going to be strange with him not being around, but it has genuinely shocked me. In his first three weeks I haven’t heard from him that often which is something I expected with all the freshers events happening, but everyday I would think about him. Generally very silly things, but important things to me like is he eating properly, I hope… [Read More]

Why Is It I Don’t Give My Mum A Hug Or Kiss?

I am by nature a loving person, and have never had a problem giving my wife or children a hug and a kiss. Truth be told I’m quite often looking for an excuse to do exactly that. I don’t need encouraging that’s for sure! Growing up, as I have often written about was a home, although it is difficult to call it a home. It was more of a house if I’m honest. The truth is, it lacked love and any family feel whatsoever. I wonder if that has impacted on my inability to hug or give my mum a… [Read More]

Important questions to ask your professional wedding planner

The organisation of a wedding will always be difficult, so it’s understandable that you may wish to seek out the services of a professional wedding planner. However, this person must also be someone who ‘clicks’ with you – who understands and serves your needs and desires from your wedding day, and who ultimately works for you, instead of forcing you to work for them. We know a few things about the finer points of selecting a professional wedding planner here at Château Bouffémont, and the following are the questions that we would most urge you to ask. Are you available… [Read More]

I Want To Be A Film Extra #seenonthescreen

I have always fancied myself as a film star, although I think I may have missed my chance by now! I mean Brad Pitt did get that part that was specially written for me, and well, the rest is history. He became a Hollywood A lister and little old me started writing a blog. So when I stumbled across the PCA Predict #seenonthescreen campaign I thought to myself, I need to dig deeper and find out where the best place in the UK is for filming of TV shows and films. I was very surprised to find it was in… [Read More]

Having Children: Does It Help Or Put Pressure On Your Relationship?

When you meet the one, those early times of your relationship are wonderful and carefree. You can please yourselves and do what you want, when you want. You can both be incredibly selfish and my goodness it is wonderful! Totally loved up and just each other to worry about. What could possibly go wrong? Children can either help and improve your relationship, or they can send it on a road to disaster. I have in truth lived through both in two marriages. In my first marriage, we had three children in the space of three and half years. It took… [Read More]

That Friday Linky

It’s Friday again, which means it’s That Friday Linky time again! Please have a quick read of the info below and join in! As always we ask that you link up your favourite post of the week. Please don’t link up your entire blog, just one specific post that you’d like to share with us all. Linky’s are a great way to find new blogs to read, discover new content and they’re also a great way to raise your blogs profile. Myself and my wife, Emily, who blogs at Twin Mummy and Daddy are your hosts. If you’d like us to retweet… [Read More]

Fisher Price Shimmer And Shine Magic Carpet Ride Review

When you have five year old twin girls it’s always great to team up with toy companies. We recently teamed up with Fisher Price and I were sent this Shimmer and Shine magic carpet ride toy to review. Our girls love Shimmer and Shine. When they watch them on TV, they end up singing along and dancing around our front room! The Shimmer and Shine Magic Carpet Ride toy will light up your little ones imaginations. They can join Shimmer and Shine on a magical journey and adventure as they use make up games and fly the carpet around the room and… [Read More]

Protect Your Oil from Theft this Winter

Home heating oil is more vulnerable to theft in the winter months. Of course, the main reason for this is that it’s colder, so there’s more demand for it. If thieves are selling it on they’ll get a better price per litre or if they’re using it for themselves, they’ll be “saving” even more. Thankfully, increased awareness and security in recent years has meant a significant drop in the numbers of oil thefts, but it does still happen. Here’s what you can do to make your tank and its precious contents fresh from Emo Oil safer over the colder months…. [Read More]

My Superhero and Princess have joined Rainbows

My twin girls will turn six years old on their next birthday which is at the beginning of next year. Up until now we have only dabbled in after school activities. We tried football, but unfortunately that ended in tears after about 15 minutes, and needless to say we never went back. Amazingly R always says she wants to play football, but when it comes to the moment of starting she simply doesn’t go through with it. M tried ballet lessons, and this did last a few weeks, but I think because R was adamant she did want to do… [Read More]