Easter Break: Summer Is Nearly Here! YAY! 

I love summertime because my job as a painter and decorator is made much easier with lovely sunny weather in planning my work and it hopefully works out on the dates I plan. Firstly though with Easter just behind us, this always makes me feel that much closer to summer and seeing the back of winter and it’s terrible weather so I thought I would give a quick update of my Easter break. The twins were definitely ready for a break from school. They had only had one week off since Christmas and it’s so easy to forget that this… [Read More]

The Teenage Years 

I have lived a few years and looking back at life, I have often wondered what were the toughest years to live and for me it’s a no brainer. The teenage years were easily the hardest as they are for a massive percentage of young people. We all have changes in our lives, but more often than not, we are matured and experienced enough to be able to deal with a lot of  issues and changes that are put in front of us. When you are 13 years old or there about whichever gender you are, be it a boy… [Read More]

My Wife is My Slave!

My wife is without question my slave. She is there to fulfil all my needs, look after me and my children, and never question me on anything. I am after all the bread winner. Without my money we could not live, it’s really as simple as that. So here is a list of what I expect as a husband and what I expect my wife to do… 1. I expect my tea ready on the table when I get in from work and no excuses if it is not. 2. My wife has to do everything for our children and… [Read More]

Its My 1,000th Post Today 

Today is my 1000th post and a very good friend of mine in the blogging world asked if I was going to write anything special. I never really thought about it, but hey ho, I will write about it in a blog post. Not very special I guess, but a milestone I decided was worth recording on my blog. This is my 1000th post and if I’m honest it’s frightening that I have managed to publish 1000 posts in about two and half years. When I started back in October 2014 I thought to myself I would post a couple… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week  106 

This week our brilliant dad feature is an awesome new dad blogger called Alex. Alex is from the UK and he has two sons, five year old Dylan and Two year old Nathan. Alex says he is a husband to someone way out of his league! He blogs at The Dad Dance and says hopefully it’s a humorous, definitely honest tale of his ups and downs as an average dad balancing part time work and parenting. Please check out his blog and follow him on social media! Thank you very much Alex for taking part… 1. Have you always wanted to be… [Read More]

Blogging And The Use of Social Media 

I have been blogging for about two and a half years now and it’s always fascinated me the opinions of bloggers on how the use or abuse of social media should be used in relation to your blog. There are of course many reasons people blog. Some to make money, others to chronicle their children’s and family lives and undoubtedly some people just love to write and record their ramblings. I’m pretty sure I fall into all three of those categories, but ultimately I write because I love it and it’s my record for my children when I’m long gone…. [Read More]

How I Write A Blog Post 

Every day, hundreds of thousands of blog posts are written and published all over the world and I have always fascinated and been interested to know how people write blogs posts and where they get the inspiration from. Whether it’s a personal experience and just something they heard or saw, and that inspired them to write a post. There are I’m sure, a million and one reasons why people write posts. So for all of this I thought I would write down how I write a blog post. It may surprise you or you just may think well, that’s no… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad  Feature  Week 103 

This week our Brilliant Dad Feature is one of my favourite dad bloggers! He’s been blogging 10 years which is an awesome achievement. I’m very happy to say that it’s Tim Liew from Slouching Towards Thatcham. Big thank you to Tim for taking part. Tim is a father of three and master of none, forever stuck somewhere in the mid-1980s, probably a Thursday. A social media manager by day, when he isn’t spending time with his family he’s writing about them on his blog or talking about them as the host of the Meet the Parents podcast. 1. Have you always… [Read More]

The Four Tiers of Blogging 

I have recently given a lot of thought to the world of blogging and how divided this cyber world of writing has become, but also how competitive and cut throat it is. Every day many new blogs start up and many blogs come to a halt because many people simply don’t have the time and quite often are shocked at how much effort goes into making a moderately successful blog. Believe me it’s a massively tough job. This is my four tiers to a successful blog and if you can imagine it’s a four tier wedding cake and to reach… [Read More]

The Trust Between Bloggers and PR’S is Fascinating 

The trust between bloggers and PR’s has never ceased to fascinate me. I, like a lot of other Bloggers do sponsored work for money and all of this is completly done on trust. Trust that you will be paid. There of course is no guarantee that they may. The only proof we have as bloggers is a faceless PR via email that has agreed to pay £x for you doing the work. As a self- employed painter and decorator for about 20 years, I have a system of acquiring work which starts with looking at the job in question. Some… [Read More]