To Be 5 Years Old And Just simply Believe! 

To be five years old like my twins must be wonderful. The innocence of a child is still there, none of the harsh realities of life have in any way clouded their thoughts. Life is actually very easy. You get to be a kid and you believe in all the magical, wonderful, completely mythical ideas in the world, but hey ho, that’s ok. You are only five, plenty of time for growing up. My twin girls are five years old and we have visited Father Christmas at West Midland Safari Park (you can read my full review here), and it’s… [Read More]

Introducing Children to Technology with the Alba Range from Argos (Ad)

I am in partnership with Argos to talk about the new Alba range of tablets/televisions/mobiles. Introducing technology such as smart phones and tablets to children is a pretty daunting task for many parents. Trying to find the right balance to ensure that your child is the right age to understand the technology being handed to them, but also to make sure that they use it responsibly can be tricky. Like many parents my wife and I had concerns about screen time. Will our children pick up their phone or tablet too often? Are they too young to have access to… [Read More]

Halloween Season Is Upon Us

The day before Halloween which to me is one of the strangest celebrations of all time. If you are a fan of Halloween which in my mind is entirely ok, I would maybe recommend you stop reading now, because I struggle to find a positives about it. It really is just not for me. When I was growing up Halloween simply didn’t exist and in the last 10 years or so it has grown into a very sizeable business for supermarkets, corner shops and of course the pop-up shop. With a huge array of costumes and accessories available to buy… [Read More]

My Pocket Money Toy Subscription Review: (Inc Unboxing Video Of Christmas Eve Box)

When I was recently approached by My Pocket Money Toy to review their boxes, I was instantly intrigued to what it was exactly. The name itself is genius. If you give your children pocket money what better way to teach them to save it up and make somebody happy by sending some gifts in the post, or having a monthly surprise for themselves with the knowledge that they have saved up to treat themselves. I think this is a great way to teach children the value of money, but also that mummy and daddy can’t buy everything for them. My Pocket… [Read More]

The World Has Entered Crazy Out Of Control

There doesn’t seem to be a day that passes nowadays where something terrible and tragic has happened in the world somewhere. In just the last few weeks we have had the Las Vegas shootings in which so many innocent people lost their lives, and countless injured. As the story unfolded it totally shocked me that one individual could carry out such an atrocious crime. It truly was beyond belief. In Somali just the other day a bomb exploded by the taliban which killed 230+ people. Another act of violence that for me beggars belief. On top of just these two… [Read More]

The Lessons Of The Roads An Instructor Won’t Teach Your Kids

As soon as you have children, the clock of life speeds up in a significant way. Perhaps it’s because your child’s growth marks the passing years. Or, maybe it’s just because parenthood is such a busy time. Whatever the reason, you go from playground politics to booking their first driving lessons in no time. It can be pretty stressful. After all; they’re still babies in your mind. But, you have to watch them get into a car with a complete stranger, and take control of the wheel. How can your baby be ready for something like that? Image Source But, alas,… [Read More]

Feeling The Guilt As A Dad

For around nine or so days I have been feeling quite a bit of dad guilt when it comes to my five year old twin girls. It has been a hectic time with my mum having a long stay in hospital, my son going off to university and me going to Manchester for BlogOn xmas 2017. I feel the girls have hardly seen me. Amongst all these other things going on, I have had to also do my usual job as a painter and decorator, and also try to fit in my blogging commitments. On the Friday before I went… [Read More]

Sandwiches And The School Run OMG! Its Back!

Where have the last six weeks gone? The summer holidays are over and it’s back to the packed lunches and the mayhem of the school run. Get dressed for school! Where are your school shoes? We are going to be late! Hurry up turn and the tv off! Do you need need the toilet? It’s raining, you need a coat! Let’s go! No, wait! Where are your school bags? Have I got to do everything kids….? Come on this is crazy! Every morning it’s a mad rush to just get out of the house, let alone arrive at the school… [Read More]

Kids Today Lack Respect. Why Is That?

Why is it that children of today, and I don’t mean all children, but to me it’s an ever growing bigger percentage of children appear to lack respect for anybody or anything in life. Who’s fault is it that children are like this? Well, in my opinion it’s us as parents. We have gradually taught our children to be selfish and not care what people think of them as long as they get their own way at all costs. This is a sad consequence of the 21st century. I truly believe because you are of the elder generation respect is… [Read More]

Our Family Day Out At West Midlands Safari Park

Last Saturday we visited West Midlands Safari Park. We have been before when the twins were three years old. Now they are five years old, they can really begin to appreciate all the animals. In my collage of pictures I managed to capture the lioness on top of a big rock. At just the right moment one walked right in front of our car, and it surprised me how big they are. Thankfully we were all locked inside the car with the windows shut tight. In my second picture I managed to feed the giraffes which I have to say… [Read More]