My Twin Girls: I Cannot Believe How Different You Are

At the end of this month my twin girls will turn six years old. Their tastes, characters and personalities have really developed now and OMG how different they are. I actually don’t mean just the odd thing that is different they are at the best of times polar opposites. The last few weeks I have been doing the school run full-time because I have been unable to work because of my recent health scare. When we arrive home from school, the first of their differences becomes very obvious. I tell the girls to go and change out of their uniforms,… [Read More]

7 Reasons Why Crafting Makes You Happy

Most of you us probably end up bored on a couch and can’t think of a good activity to pass time. Not finding anything to pass time has been deemed unhealthy in many types researches. Besides, it’s a well-known fact. It’s a human’s need to stay busy whether enjoyment or work. Since the 2018 has just started, why not make resolutions to commit yourself to something that isn’t only productive but healthy for both your body and mind as well. Who knew working could be healthy? But working doesn’t mean you find yourself a desk job. You might as well… [Read More]

Should We Encourage The Competitive Edge

We live in a world today that is very much dog eat dog, and in the business, sport or in fact any path we take in our lives, it has a competitive edge to get ahead or finish first, or top of the pile. This is the way the world has evolved. There was a time when it was natural to just take part without the fear of not winning. It didn’t matter where we finished and we didn’t need reminding, it’s the taking part that matters, which we are now on a regular basis reminded of by schools or… [Read More]

Is A University Degree Really Worth All that Debt

Two of my children are currently studying at university and I have often wondered if the final degree they receive is worth the debt that is going to hang around their necks for possibly years? This debt could easily amount to 40k-50k. That in anybody’s language is massive. Especially as when they enter the workforce, their earning capabilities are very low and in all honesty, paying back university debt will be the last thing on their mind. What they will earn initially will probably only just about cover their living expenses on a day to day to basis, because even… [Read More]

Following In Mummy’s Footsteps: My Sunday Photo

My Sunday photo this week is all about how my five year old twin girls are following in their mummy’s footsteps with their running, and how my wife is inspiring them to lead fit and healthy lives. In the month of January the girls entered a challenge which was called the 5 mile challenge. They completed it in great style and with total dedication. On Thursday they received  their medals in the post – this is their third medal for running and they are only five years old. On Friday they were lucky enough to show their medals at their… [Read More]

Summer Is Coming! Time To Prepare Your Garden with LOVEThESIGN

I have always thought that one of the most miserable months of the year is January. It has short days, and it seems forever overcast, with the sun no where in sight. However, even though it’s a cold, dark miserable month, that doesn’t mean you have to be miserable as well. With summer on the way back, you can start preparing your garden for those lovely months of warmer temperatures, long days and the sun shining all day. As I just mentioned even though it’s still winter, you can now start preparing your garden for those warm summer days and… [Read More]

I Think I’m Beginning To Enjoy Not Working

It has been about two and a half weeks since I last worked properly due to the health scare that I had which I have written about previously. It’s been quite a stressful time because over the last two weeks, I have done no work. My main activity of the day has been the school run. Boredom and feeling a bit brain dead would be an understatement! I had a doctors appointment last week, and was hoping the doctor would say it would be ok for me to return to work, but sadly not at the moment. Unfortunately because of… [Read More]

My Twins Are Six Years Old Soon: Party In The House

My twin girls are going to be six years old next month, very scary. I always wonder where the time has gone. It goes so quickly. It really doesn’t seem like yesterday that they were born six weeks early and had a spell in special care. 27 days in fact, which at times felt like 27 years. So next month they will be six years old and every year they have had some sort of party. Every party so far has been a party at either a local church hall where we hired a bouncy castle or at a soft… [Read More]