World Book Day With My 5 Year Old Twin Girls

It’s World Book Day on March 1st and my five year old twin girls are getting ready for it along with thousands of other children up and down the country. Their primary school every year makes a big effort to celebrate World Book Day. It’s almost part of their curriculum. The children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book, and my five year old twin girls love to get in the spirit of celebrating in dressing up. My five year old twin girls are without question complete opposites, and when you see what they… [Read More]

My First Flying Lesson: My Sunday Photo

Yesterday I had my first flying lesson and sadly things didn’t quite go to plan. As you can see from my Sunday Photo this week. Of course, I’m only joking. I’m not sure I would have walked away from this plane crash, and I probably wouldn’t be allowed to have another lesson. Haha! We went to our local farm for a few hours as a special treat for our five year twin girls as half term comes to an end. We have been to this particular farm quite a number of times over the years, and this plane has always… [Read More]

When My Twins Were Born: I Finally Found Myself

When you are blessed to have twins, and believe me it is a blessing, it’s incredibly special knowing that you are a dad of twins. Two children born at the same time. It’s very hard to explain how you feel emotionally. That moment they’re born, and you become a daddy twice in two minutes. That feeling like a rabbit in the headlights often springs to mind. It is of course very special if you become a daddy to just one child, I also know that feeling three times over. Even though I was already a father of three children nothing… [Read More]

Drugs Are They Becoming Socially Acceptable?

When I was growing up drug culture, although it was there, certainly wasn’t prominent in society. As I entered my mid-teens, it was growing in popularity. Smoking weed, smack and some chemical drugs were becoming more readily available. Through the pop- culture of the time, many celebrities were in my opinion endorsing drugs as a socially acceptable hobby. There is no doubt that many of these pop stars, that many young people looked up to, were saying it’s ok to do drugs, so when I see them now saying drugs are bad, I look at them in dismay, because of… [Read More]

Parents Evening/Half Term

Last week we had parents evening, and as always I find it a little bit uncomfortable sitting down in front of a teacher, or in our case, two teachers (more about that later in the post). In a strange way it’s a bit like being back in school yourself. Sitting in front of a teacher reminds me of the days when I was in school. Not speaking until you’re spoken to etc. I suppose we never lose the respect that we had for our teachers. Very strange feeling. The most important thing to come out of parents evening was that… [Read More]

Advising Your Children In Their Teens: Don’t Do It

Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a father of five children, two of them have left their teenage years oh yes! Thank god for that, one is still a teenager, please oh ! Please let the next two years go quickly, haha! And of course I have five year old twin girls, another eight years before we hit those magical but difficult and moody years. I just can’t wait, I’m so excited at the thought of two children becoming teenagers at the same time. Not. I have often read posts where people write about advice they… [Read More]

Alone On The School Playground: My Sunday Photo

Doing the school run on Friday took on a whole meaning. I think I was a little bit early to start, and found myself on the playground by myself and my only company was two school chairs. So what do you do when there is a chair or two on the school playground and you have a 20 minute wait till your children finish school? Sit down of course and have a rest, which is exactly as I did. What I found interesting was the strange looks I received from other parents as they arrived to collect their children. It… [Read More]

Should You Intervene When Your Children Are Arguing?

When I was growing up I was one of three children. My siblings were a lot older than me so arguing with them never seemed an issue. If anything I was spoiled by them, which I have to admit gives me fond memories. When I had my own children it was quite a shocking revelation to see siblings argue. From my first marriage I have three children. The age gap of all three of them is just three and half years, which is very close. As they grew up I started to see more arguments happen between them and initially… [Read More]