Brilliant Dad Feature 100. It’s Me! 

Well it’s the brilliant dad feature week 100. I did ask a few celebrities, but unfortunately Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and Mel Gibson were too busy filming so I guess you will have to put up with me little old DIY Daddy! A little bit about me. I’m a dad to five  children. Four daughters and one son, including four year old twin girls. By day I’m a painter and decorator, by night I’m a couch potato watching rubbish TV (the soaps). I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead. It’s an awesome show. I’m married to Emily from Twin… [Read More]

When Your Children Become Adults 

Image Credit  It’s a bit of a crazy thing to write, let alone live through. One day your children are going to stop being children and are going to grow into adults. Whilst your role as their parent will never be over, it is going to dramatically change. Thankfully this is a gradual thing, from 12 to 20 they develop and you learn to adapt to their independence and strong mindedness. There still comes one moment though, that will stand out against all others, where you realise, you’ve given them all you can and now? It’s up to them. They… [Read More]

Celebrating A Century Of Brilliant Dad Feature’s Tomorrow 

The Brilliant Dad Feature is 100 weeks old tomorrow. I never for one minute thought that when I started it, it would still be going 100 weeks later, but here we are! I remember clearly when I thought up this idea for a weekly feature on my blog, that if I got 20 dads to take part that would be awesome. The fact that there have been 100, with many more to come is just so hard to believe! When I decided on the questions I knew I didn’t want too many. Just questions that would hopefully make dads think about… [Read More]

Breathing Life Into A Dreary Home This winter

Picture Source Whilst the winter season might be coming to a close, and you’re most likely thanking your stars, that doesn’t necessarily mean your home is out of the woods just yet. Cold temperatures and dreary lighting stemming from the outdoor world might still create a rather sombre uninspiring atmosphere in your home until spring is well underway. It can be a little depressing to look around your home and feel so downtrodden by the gloomy, dreary look of an abode shrouded by the blanket of winter. Still, there’s no need to feel so down about it. Even at the… [Read More]

The DIY Set Up 

DIY projects can be a great way to save some money and learn some valuable skills to take forward into life. Sure, it can be a mess, but the improvements you make can be felt for years to come long after the mess has gone. Certain projects need more preparation than others, but all need a certain kind of preparation. Here, you can find the key areas of preparation needed for all kinds of DIY project, big or small. You may already do them, but seeing these steps can help you prepare in a way that promotes success instead of… [Read More]

Was The World A Safer Place When I Was Growing Up?

Today the world appears to be so unstable and incredibly volatile. We have so much tension and war all over the Middle East and certain parts of Africa are also having numerous wars on going that we rarely hear about. Plus numerous trouble spots around the world.  The world has changed so much since I was a child or has it? Growing up I feel now as though I was in a bubble that didn’t expand beyond the estate I live on. I grew up on an estate on the outskirts of Cardiff. It’s a purpose built concrete jungle with… [Read More]

Being Organised with My Twins and My Home Office 

I am a very methodical person and I need everything to be organised which includes every part of my life. I’m a self employed painter and decorator, and I have a small office at home. My OCD was  in overdrive when I was designing my office. I needed to make sure all of my furniture at work was exactly what I wanted. I wanted particular filing cabinets and also a desk that fitted around me with a comfy chair to do all the paperwork required, as this can takes hours at times. My desk has to be laid out in… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo 

My Sunday photo this week is all about dads playing with their children. Especially their daughters. I have been involved with the Dads Who Play Barbie campaign. They  say that if you enter their imaginary world you are making an investment their real world. I couldn’t agree more. 

The Internet Crashes. OMG! What Will We Do ? 

The internet crashes worldwide what would we do really it’s a question that I have thought about a few times. OMG ! Life would be so different well actually no it would be like going back to childhood.  I remember the early days of the Internet when we had dial-up and  it to take an enternity to connect and eventually connect only to diisconnect a minute later it was always so incredibly frustrating.  Of course the internet has moved on just little since those days to the point where just about every part of lives is in some way or… [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]