Garden Party Barbecue with Iceland: Video Special #Ad

Summer has arrived and for us that means it’s time to get the barbecue out, gather round family and friends and let the good times roll! I think there’s no better way to bring the whole family together than a good, traditional barbecue. Did you know that the UK is Europe’s leading BBQ nation, hosting over 130 million BBQ’s in 2016? Over the past couple of weeks we’ve already had two barbecues, so this will be our third this year and I’m sure we’ll have many more to come! Thankfully, Iceland are close by to give us a helping hand… [Read More]

Tech Gadgets The Whole Family Will Love

As your kids get older, they become a little more demanding in terms of technology. They are part of a generation that was brought up on tech and it is usual for parents to turn to teen kids to help them work out how to use a new gadget. The plus side is that they can start to help around the house and some tech gadgets can encourage them to do so!If you can find tech devices that the whole family can enjoy then you are on to a winner! However, it is also true that being a parent costs… [Read More]

The Ultimate Guide To Giving Your Garden An MOT

Image  So here we are, pretty much in the height of summer. The great British weather might be unpredictable, but we’re still getting a few days of glorious sunshine that we want to enjoy here and there. But, when your garden isn’t quite where it should be, you can often feel like you’re got no way of enjoying it. However, it’s not too late to start. If you got sidetracked from starting or were just putting the work off, now’s the time to get out into the garden and give it a good MOT. That way, not only will you… [Read More]

12 Months Of Gardening

There’s no doubt that gardening is a never-ending task. There will always be another harvest to collect, another weed determined to flourish, another pile of leaves to be swept away. Keeping on top of all the different tasks that come with maintaining a garden can be a difficult proposition, especially when you’re trying to live your life and have other hobbies at the same time. Staying on track is one of the most important ways of ensuring your garden is always exactly as you need it to be. If you want to try a more organised method of maintenance, then… [Read More]

Six Super DIY Tips To Get The Kids Interested In Gardening

Whether your little one is a princess or a superhero, getting them out in the garden for some fresh air and exercise can be a very healthy activity. But how can you encourage an interest in gardening and growing things in you kids? Well, the trick is to make things as fun as possible, so read on for some suggestions on just how to do that. Create a bug hotel Number one on the list of making the garden as fun as possible is creating a cool project together like the bug hotel you can see at http://www.bbc.co.uk/. It’s designed… [Read More]

Crafting The Garden Refuge You And Your Family Deserve

Flickr As DIY Dads, it’s tempting to improve our houses in any way we can deem appropriate. DIY is addictive once you become well versed in it, and it’s hard to not lend that creative eye to every avenue of the home space you have. You might have purchased a new home, and can see that the last tenant had a tenuous grip on what ‘DIY’ meant to say the least.  This is often most apparent in the outdoor space, as people often neglect their gardens in favor of their indoor comfort. This does make sense to a degree because… [Read More]

Creating The Perfect Play Area In Our Garden 

When you have young children which in my case is five year old twin girls, the garden is a vital area for those summer months. It provides somewhere for the girls to play and of course it’s a great way to get plenty of fresh air and burn off all their energy. When I planned our garden I wanted make sure that it was child friendly and completely safe for the girls, but at the same time I didn’t want it to look like a playground. It was about finding a balance because both my wife and I sit out… [Read More]

Making The Most Of The Garden That You Have

Don’t feel content with your garden and how it looks? If you’re not as happy with your family garden as you could be, then it’s time to make some changes. Regardless of how big or small your garden is, you should make the most of the outdoor space that you have. Believe it or not, any outdoor space can be made into a nice place to spend time in, regardless of the size, shape, and location. It’s just a case of being willing to get creative with it and do some out-of-the-box thinking, that’s all. To make the most of… [Read More]

Spring is here! Time to Get Birdwatching!

Now that winter is well and truly behind us, it means that those of us who love nature can get back outdoors. Whether that’s sitting in the garden and watching the local wildlife, going on bug hunts with the kids or sowing some seeds to grow your own vegetables.  For us, we enjoy bird watching. As a dad of five children, I’ve tried to encourage all of my children to spend time outdoors and to enjoy it. My older three children enjoy playing football, whereas my five year old twins love to dig in the dirt, sow seeds and watch… [Read More]

How to light up your shed

Throughout the winter months, my wife and I have continued to enjoy spending time in our garden. Whether this be watering the plants that we’d planted from seed back in March of last year, to tidying up the borders or simply sitting outdoors wrapped up warm with a hot cup of tea and watching the sun go down!  Usually though, our time in the garden often goes into the night. This is mainly because we have five year old twin girls so when we’re in the garden with them, we don’t actually get much done aside from soaking the patio,… [Read More]