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]

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]

My Twins Have Started In Year 1 Scary!

My five year old twins have started back at school after the summer holidays. They are now in year 1, OMG! Very scary. Is it really two years ago they started nursery at the school going for two hours five times a week? The tears and I don’t want to go to nursery, were fairly common at the beginning, very stressful and upsetting times.Reception last year was a little bit tough when they started and we definitely had a few tears especially when the reality hit home that they had to stay there all day, but they settled and school… [Read More]

Planning On Popping The Question Again?

When we men take the leap to propose, we’re invested. we’ve thought long and hard, and are sure we’ve found the one. But, things don’t always work out, and if an engagement or marriage falls apart, it can be hard to get back on the horse. After all, you put yourself out there, and it didn’t pay off. Can you do the same again? Yes you can. In fact, more than that, you owe it to yourself. But, there’s no denying that it’s going to be more difficult this time. The nerves will be double because your past experience will… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 124

This week the Brilliant Dad Feature is James. He was born and bred in Dublin, but now lives in Berlin with his wife Olivia and his twins. James is a fantastic blogger and he explores the journey from infertility to parenthood. He trys to entertain parents and give tips about parenthood that he has learnt along the way. James blogs at Scantily Dad check it out you won’t be disappointed. Thank you to James for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to be a dad? Yes. Coming from Ireland, big families are the norm. It wasn’t until I found… [Read More]

Tackling Overflowing Storage Spaces in Your Home

When we move into our first homes, many of us tend to have few belongings. We stick to the basics and the essentials, keeping our properties clean and clear. That’s until we have children. As soon as you become a parent, you will quickly realise that there is an increasing number of belongings scattered about the house: cribs, car seats, baby grows, bottles, soft toys… the list goes on. As your children grow, these items multiply: toys, games, and puzzles start to take up every nook and cranny of the house. You also find that you have more appliances and… [Read More]