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]

Simple Steps to Less Stressful Parenting

Any parent knows that raising kids isn’t easy, and stress is an unavoidable part of the job. When you handle stress in negative ways such as yelling, you sadly teach your kids to do exactly the same. However, there are still plenty of ways that you can make life easier on yourself, and these techniques are what we are going to be focusing on in this article. Photo credit Get Enough Sleep If you feel tired and irritable during the day, this will inevitably ratchet up your stress levels. Most people need around 7 or 8 hours a night to… [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]

4 Ways to Get Cash from Your Junk Car

Do you have plenty of money set aside for an emergency? Are you happy with your financial situation? Regardless of where they are financially, the vast majority of people would agree that they’re always happy to put aside a bit of extra money. Of course, there are times when we need extra cash on right away. You might be ready to go on vacation, or you may have just experienced a financial emergency. Regardless of the situation, you need cash, fast. Are you the (not so proud) owner of a junk car? If so, we’ve got some great news for… [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]

What To Bring When You Go Fly Fishing

If you have finally given in to your friends and are soon to embark on your very first fly fishing expedition, it is essential you have all the necessary equipment with you, and while it might not hurt to borrow a few things here and there, some fishermen are very fussy about their gear, and don’t like sharing, so in order to avoid this, here is a checklist of everything you will need. Rod & Reel – Let’s begin with the obvious, your rod and reel. If you haven’t yet purchased these two items, there are online suppliers of high… [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]