Brilliant Dad Feature Week 119 

This week our brilliant dad feature is Alan. He is co-owner of a sign making business in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is married to his wife Catherine and they have been married for 12 years now. They have added two beautiful girls to their family, Imogen and Abigail. They are 9 and 6 years old and and Alan says they’re full of too much energy. They began blogging on their family blog – Here Come The Hoopers in January 2016. It followed on from a realisation of a sudden ending. Alan’s father died of a heart attack in the September… [Read More]

My Daughter E Is Going To Uganda As Part Of Her University Course 

My nearly 20 year old daughter is coming to the end of her second year in university of a three year course in child nursing, and she is doing incredibly well even if I say so myself. Her grades have gone up significantly since the end of her first year which makes me very proud of her. My daughter is apparently in a very enviable position according to a ITV news report I saw the other night on tv. Most hospital trusts throughout the UK have massive vacancies for nurses, so there should be no problem getting a job. Of… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 118 

This week our brilliant dad feature is Michael who blogs at This real life Dad. He is Dad to two children, a girl and a boy, Alba, who is two years old and Arran who is nearly six months. He is a husband to his beautiful wife, Ruth. He has only just started blogging recently as he has been in and out of hospital and needed something to do to pass the time. His posts will mainly highlight his life as a dad, husband and most likely a few about his illness too. Michael is an awesome new dad blogger… [Read More]

Mothers/Fathers Day And Schools 

So Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are over for another year, and in some ways I’m thinking thank goodness for that. Since Father’s Day something has been really niggling away at me. My five year old twin girls didn’t make a card in school for me. I found this really surprising, and will explain why. On Mother’s Day back in March, the girls made cards in school for their mum, and when they brought them home on the Friday before Mothering Sunday, they hid them and told me that mummy can’t see them until the Sunday. I just thought, aww,… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo 

My Sunday photo this week is our day trip to the seaside, with my five year old twin girls R and M. We arrived early and stayed all day and had just the most perfect day. What I love about this photo is the way M is kicking her leg up, so cute always posing haha! Also it was a strange experience because I stood on this beach at the same age as the girls and we are back there again. Lovely memories to recollect and making new memories for my five year old twins R and M. Full blog… [Read More]

Disney Convert Or Still Disney Grumpy? The Magic of Disney Part 2 

In my last Disney post I finished up at the illuminations on day two. I didn’t think it could get any better, how wrong was I?! So, here we go. It’s now onto day three and the time certainly goes quickly. Our holiday is moving at very high speed. The one thing that has amazed me is how our five year old twins had walked just about everywhere and on just rare occasions asked to be picked up and carried. The only thing I can put this down to is the fact that’s it’s Disneyland Paris and believe me, if… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 117 

This week our brilliant dad feature is Dan. He is 29 years old and lives in Kent UK. He is married to Poppy and a father to two children, Taormina who is two years old and Wolfie who is six months old . He says they love animals, travelling and are a vegan family. He blogs at Dans the Word which is a blog on a father’s perspective of life and parenting. Dan and his wife also post a weekly family vlogs on family adventures. Thank you very much to Dan for taking part. 1. Have you always wanted to… [Read More]

Our Five Year Old Twins: Our Mini Me’s 

Regular readers of my blog will know that I have five children and of those children I have five year old twins. Watching twins is without question fascinating and at times bewildering,. It’s almost as if they have their own world and then they join our world. There is one thing that has really become quite noticeable, I’m not really sure why it’s happened, but it has. R has definitely become her mummy’s mini me. Whenever mum turns around, R is right by her side. If my wife sits down, R sits right next to her. I often joke with… [Read More]

Bedtime Stories with My Twins & Lost My Name Book Review (Kingdom Of You) 

There is always a special time of the day for me and that is bedtime with my five year old twin girls. It’s that quiet time, cuddles and a bedtime story. What particularly makes my bedtime story special is actually having twins. I get to sit on the bed with R and M cuddled up to either side of me quietly listening to a story of their choosing. About nine months ago, I was sent the incredible intergalactic journey home book by the publishers, Lost My Name for the girls and they recently approached me to review their new book, Kingdom… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 115 

This week our brilliant dad feature is Isaac he says he started his blog DaddyDays before he really knew what blogging was. His intention was for it to be a reference point for dads looking for support, information or ideas. But when he discovered there was already a network for dads offering most of this stuff, the blog veered towards being a record of his opinions and experiences as a dad. He is slowly evolving his youtube channel and looks at places to go either as a family or if you’re just having a daddy day. Thank you to Issac for… [Read More]