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]

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]

If I Hadn’t

If I hadn’t got married twice and fathered five children, I would probably be driving a Bentley, living the dream and I’d have pots of money in the bank. Would I change if I could turn back time? That’s a tough question! Material things in life that can make you happy or love that has no conditions or boundaries. Which one would I choose? The truth is, it’s a no brainer. I would have picked the Bentley! No, no, I’m only joking! I would always pick the love of five children and a beautiful, stunning wife, but why you may… [Read More]

Predicting My Twins Tastes When They Are Teenagers

About a year ago I wrote a post about my five year old twin girls and how their personalities and characters are so completely different. They are without a doubt my little superhero and princess. It’s fascinating that they are only two minutes apart in being born, but can be so totally different. The one twin M is definitely a girly girl with dresses and hair bands in abundance, and pink being the colour of choice. On the other hand my other twin R is my Superhero with Spider-Man being her character of choice and her clothes can’t have flowers… [Read More]

Born For The Blog

Our children are growing up in a blogging world. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? They are very aware of the fact that both mummy and daddy have blogs and from the blogs they on occasion have new toys for no real reason, so in the minds of five year old twins it has to be a win-win situation. Hey, it’s June 10th nothing special in our household about that date, except the fact that the girls just got toys related to the latest film or something similar. or mummy or daddy need to review them. Throughout… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo

Yesterday we visited a National Trust site near to where we live called Dyffryn Gardens. It’s a fantastic house set in the most beautiful gardens. My twin girls got to play croquet and had a great time wandering around the gardens. Discovering many things including a very large pumpkin patch. We went around the house and in one particular room, they were able to dress up as soldiers, which they loved doing. I love this photo, because I think they are so cute! I think I may be a bit bias. Haha! I guess we are now all enlisted to… [Read More]

Our #familygoodtimes Visit to McDonald’s With The Characters #ad

We are a family that love to create memories that will live forever, especially for our children. We’re always looking for something new and different for us to enjoy as a family. So, recently, when I was approached by McDonald’s to join in with their new #familygoodtimes campaign, I couldn’t wait to create some more special family moments. My five year old twins love a trip to McDonald’s, but then who doesn’t? I know I do too! Well now is the time to go because McDonald’s have a very special event happening at selected restaurants throughout the UK. They’re having… [Read More]

Our Family Day Out At West Midlands Safari Park

Last Saturday we visited West Midlands Safari Park. We have been before when the twins were three years old. Now they are five years old, they can really begin to appreciate all the animals. In my collage of pictures I managed to capture the lioness on top of a big rock. At just the right moment one walked right in front of our car, and it surprised me how big they are. Thankfully we were all locked inside the car with the windows shut tight. In my second picture I managed to feed the giraffes which I have to say… [Read More]

It’s Been All Change At Home

So when we came back from our little break at Bluestone Wales, we knew there were going to be some quite major changes in our home. My wife, through no fault of her own has had to take on a new job with the same company she’s worked for, for 11 years, because her department was closed down. Although it was hard to come to terms with, the truth is it wasn’t a big surprise. We kind of knew that it was going to happen since Christmas. In her previous job it was two days a week with just two… [Read More]

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]