Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Inside the mind of a Four Year Old

Wouldn't you just love to get inside the mind of a four year child? I would! I think it's fascinating watching them watching you!

They have an innocence that it is so far untouched that they don't see bad things or bad people or any sort of evil in the world.

I have often heard my older children say I wish I was fours years old again and I understand why. I wish I was at times. The reasons really are quite simple.

There are no worries, whether it be emotional, work, school, relationships or money. When you are four, life is just one huge playground. You have these two big people (mum and dad) catering to your every whim. You can order them around to get whatever you want when you want it. This is perfect, an ideal life without actually having to put much effort in yourself!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

One Pack Challenge (feat video)

I was recently sent a pack of engineered wood flooring from Luxury Flooring and Furnishings along with a challenge to make something with it.

Looking at my pack of flooring I had some ideas, but I wanted to be creative and also make something which had a use after it was made. I also wanted my four year old twin girls to be involved, so keeping that in mind I decided to make a toy box for the girls. 

First up was to decide on the size. I went for a 2ft x2ft square box and I was going to have two pieces of flooring in height, which is a good size for plenty of toys. 

Next I cut up the flooring to the required length, which was eight lengths required using a circular saw for the sides. I nailed the four sides together and created the frame for our toy box. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Mobile Phones and my four year old twins

Mobile phones are now as common, or infact more common than washing machines and fridges. I don't even have a house phone anymore! I have a landline, but it's purely for Internet purposes only.

Everywhere you look nowadays people have a mobile phone in their hands (probably playing Pokemon Go haha!) So recently it has been interesting to watch my four year old twins. 

Over the last few weeks I have noticed a dramatic change in our four year old twin girls. Yes they are growing up and learning at a phenomenal speed. One of biggest changes has been watching them copying mum and dad. 

A lot of their learning comes from mimicking what we do as parents and I have to be totally truthful that is worrying because it highlights some of things I do and I'm not sure if these are good lessons for them. 

Over the last few days their toy mobile phones have been the chosen toy to play with, but they are not entirely playing. 

As a blogger the most important possession I own is my iPhone. Almost everything I do related to my blog is done on my phone. It's rarely a few feet away from me and it actually bothers me if I can't see it. It's quite frightening that my reliance on my phone is at such a high level.

Often I am posting on Instagram or Facebook or tweeting out my latest post. So it always seems to be in my right hand. My use of my mobile phone is obsessive. It's the first thing I look at in the morning and the last thing at night. Surely that can't be right? The truth is it is not. If it vibrates or pings I have to look at it to see what is happening. 

Saturday, 27 August 2016

My Sunday Photo

My Sunday photo this week is the twins on a visit to the Rhondda Heritage Park in the Welsh valleys not far from where we live.

On the way in our four year twin girls just had to try on the miners hats! It must be all the Welsh blood running though their veins. 

Our Twin Girls are Really Changing

Our twin girls are nearly half way though the fourth year of their lives and they are a pleasure to be around. They are funny and now beginning to laugh with us and at us! Which actually is very amusing.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Blog love is so important so lets share!

Recently I've noticed that it's really difficult for new bloggers to get help and support from the more established bloggers, which is something I really don't understand.

Blogging for me is a community, which is what I enjoy the most. I have met some incredible people on-line and in person, and along with being fantastic bloggers, they are really lovely people too.

I believe I have been very fortunate to have been supported by some fantastic bloggers which has enabled me to achieve more with my blog than I ever thought possible. 

For that reason I feel that it's a responsibility of mine to support and encourage new bloggers now that I am more established, and in truth I love doing it. I love finding new blogs, it's exciting to find a blog that sends me on an emotional rollercoaster or informs me on a subject that interests me. It's one of the reasons why I love running a linky with my wife. Reading and finding great posts is always a thrill. 

So I thought I would highlight my four favourite new blogs that have recently been drawn to my attention. They are in no particular order! 

Binky Linky

Please link up a blog post, not your home page
Please only link up one post - additional links will be deleted

This linky is your chance to link up your favourite post of the week. It's a great way to find new blogs to read and to raise your blogs profile.

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