The Christmas Cost

I’ve teamed up with Admiral insurance for their cost of Christmas campaign. The idea behind the campaign is to see how the cost of the festive season has changed over the last 40 years. Admiral have created a very clever widget which people can interact with. Simply select which year you’d like to find more about (2006, 1996, 1986 and 1976), and then  you can compare this against your spend at Christmas to find out what items have gone up and if prices have dropped on certain items. You can find the widget online at admiral.com/costofchristmas. Admiral have also included some… [Read More]

Christmas Presents: Children’s Expectations: Have They Changed?

On the way home from work the other day I was listening to the radio, and they were talking about the expectations of children in relation to Christmas presents. Basically has it got out of control the presents children are receiving at Christmas? Is this putting too much pressure on parents? Is the expense of what kids want today in our heavily influenced technological world, quite simply getting too expensive for parents, and they are struggling to make their children happy, but surely it’s not all about expensive gifts? Image The Telegraph There was a man talking on the radio… [Read More]

Netgear Orbi Better WiFi Around Your Home Review

In our home there are a couple of WiFi dead zones. One in particular is our bedroom. The main modem coming into the house is in our lounge. Our bedroom is down the hallway which is the entire length of the house and there are plenty of brick walls in the way, so by the time you get to our bedroom, the WiFi signal is all but gone, which can be a nightmare and expensive, especially when your iPhone reverts to using your data. So when I was offered to review the Netgear Orbi40 Whole Home WiFi system, I thought fantastic!… [Read More]

How to Be Financially Prepared for Your First Child

Ask any parent. They’ll tell you how raising a kid is their biggest lesson in time management and cultivation of patience. What they won’t tell you, however, is that pregnancy, delivery, and then raising the kid can break your bank. It sounds creepy to link the beautiful experience of being a parent with financial burden. Who said truth is sweet! No reasons for despair though, because you can take control of the expenses with careful financial management and timely planning. This guide will help you prepare for the financial demands that having your first kid can impose on you. Create… [Read More]

Our Annual Father Christmas Visit

For the last four years we have visited one particular place to meet Father Christmas. It’s a local garden centre called Pughs garden village which is about a 10 minute drive from where we live, so it’s very local. Every year they have a different theme, and this has definitely become a family tradition. The theme this year was Candy Land, and a lot of effort and time is put in to making it a very special experience for the children. What makes Christmas so very special for me when you have little ones, is that they 100% believe as… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo

This week my Sunday Photo is in black and white. This is a local beauty spot about a ten minute drive from where I live. As you can see it’s a lake and park, I grew up not far from this park and as a child remember spending many a happy day there. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful lake in the middle of our city. It was a dreary day and this seemed a perfect day to capture it in black and white. Wonderful memories.

Baking: It’s Not Just For Girls

Though most cake packets in the supermarket seem to come with brightly coloured icing and sugar butterflies, baking is most certainly not just for girls. Boys can and should get baking too and learning to cook for themselves is a life skill that everyone should acquire. Image pixabay For many parents, opposing gender stereotypes can be difficult.On the one hand, you want your kids to grow up to be confident and able to pursue any career path they want, but you also want to avoid them being deemed socially weird and losing friendships as a result. The solution, or maybe… [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]

BIC SHAVE CLUB Has Arrived #Ad

When I think of razors, and particularly BIC razors, I always think of my first shave with their iconic orange one blade. Nostalgia of very first shaves with dad aside, BIC’s latest innovation, the all new and fantastic BIC SHAVE CLUB, offers the first ever refillable shaver from this time-tested, family-run company. This really is a whole new innovation and will save you money (not to mention time and frustration over finding the right blades at all the wrong moments). So what is so special about the new BIC SHAVE CLUB razor? Well let me tell you, first and foremost… [Read More]

Suits For Every Occasion

Over the last couple of years I have had to wear a suit on a more regular basis than normal. If I’m honest this is something I have had to do before, however I have always been a jeans and T-shirt with a hoodie type of person. Previously I have had to only wear a suit on my wedding day or maybe a christening of a friends baby. As I said I have to wear a suit more often, because I need to look smart and professional when meeting brand PR’s, or attending blogging award nights or conferences. This is… [Read More]