Stylish ways to renovate your home

Being a home owner, I am always looking for inspiration on how I would like my home to look, to add something that gives it that look of being very special, and a very unique look every time you walk though the door. One of the great things about being a painter and decorator is that I get the opportunity to visit my customers in their homes. This means, as well as offering advice and tips on home decor, I can also take inspiration from my customers homes. One customer may have a specific wall paper that I like, whilst… [Read More]

So The Adventure Begins (My Son And Uni)

Today I will be taking my son to start university. It’s a bittersweet moment, but I have nothing but excitement for him. This is the second time I have seen one of my children go off to university. The truth is I have decided it doesn’t get any easier. It also doesn’t matter if they are sons or daughters. They are simply your children, and the same worries, anxieties and nervousness are exactly the same. I worry that he will settle, he stays safe and most importantly enjoys this new chapter in his life. My son is 18 years old…. [Read More]

The Ingredients Of A Happy Relationship

I am always amazed when I read what so called experts in relationships consider the key factors that make a happy relationship. I have long thought that people today, especially the younger generation jump into relationships much too quickly. It seems to me that as quick as people meet each other, they are moving in together and possibly having a baby. This all happens before you have had any chance to get to know each other and have a better understanding if you’re actually compatible. Before you know it, you’ve split up and you’re left to re-build your life, which… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature. It’s Over

I have decided after debating with myself for what seems like ages to bring to end my weekly Brilliant Dad Feature. I am doing so with a very heavy heart because my blog is three years old this October and one of the most consistent themes throughout the life of my blog has been the brilliant dad feature. When I started the feature I genuinely believed it wouldn’t go past week 10. I was a new dad blogger and after all why would anybody take the time to answer six questions? Nobody knew me, so I was overwhelmed at how… [Read More]

I’m Going To BlogOn Xmas 2017

In just a few days time I shall be travelling to Manchester for BlogOn Xmas 2017. It’s very hard to believe because this year has been a rollercoaster of a ride on the blog. It all started back in May when I travelled up to Manchester for my first blogging conference. This was a massive step for me, to step out of the shadows of my blog and talk and meet people that I had only ever spoken too online. Being a shy person by nature I was incredibly nervous, but I have to say I was made to feel… [Read More]

Me And My Ladders

Regular readers will know that I am a painter and decorator.. I’ve been doing this for twenty years and during that time I’ve found that there are a number of very important tools I need to help me do my jobs to a standard that I’m happy with. One such item is a pair of ladders, and I’m quite convinced my wife thinks I have a fetish for ladders judging by how many I have! Ok, I admit it, I probably have haha! Just recently I was employed to paint a property in a residential area. It’s a semi-detached house,… [Read More]

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: How to Spot a Problem

Online safety is a huge concern for parents today. With kids spending time online from a much younger age, these worries can start very early. Young children may find it hard to understand the risks involved with using the internet. Or, you may be reluctant to explain too much, worried that it may frighten or confuse them. Even older children who are aware of the risks can find it hard to recognize the signs of trouble if it’s not something they have experienced before. Image courtesy of pexels While you should take measures to ensure your child stays safe, such… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 125

This week the Brilliant Dad Feature is Mark. He’s married to Simone and he has two amazing kids, Grace and Thomas. He is also known in the social media world as Big Man in the Woods where he blogs and vlogs about his camping experiences and his family adventures. He is also a scout leader which is why he vlogs about camping related things. Thank you to Mark for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? I never talked about being a ‘Daddy’ as a kid like my daughter does right now – but in her… [Read More]

Protecting Your Floors From Your Favourite Furry Friends

If you own a pet, you already know the score. With all that cuteness and love that they give you, takes a great deal of responsibility. We’ve created a handy little guide to tell you, the best flooring for your pet, as well as any advice you may need to deal with accidents and their hair. So, first and foremost. What is the best flooring for pets? We would always suggest that Luxury Vinyl Tiles are by the best flooring for your pets. For a start, vinyl has a decent amount of friction, which will allow your pets to run… [Read More]

Beware Of Teenage Daughters! Let Them Pick Their Boyfriends

I have four daughters, two of which have gone through their teenage years and during those teenage years, easily the biggest minefield is when they discover boys and decide its time for a boyfriend. This was the time when I nearly chewed right through my tongue to stop myself from saying what I was really thinking about the latest boy to enter their lives. Who, of course was the best thing to ever have happened in their lives. As a dad you are faced with a huge dilemma in more than a few ways, but one thing is for sure… [Read More]