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]

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]

Making Mother’s Day A Special Day

Mother’s Day is always a very special day in our home. It’s a time when my five year old twin girls can really show how much they appreciate and love their mummy. Of course, I’m sure they appreciate and love her every day of the year, but on Mother’s Day they can pull out all the stops and spoil their mummy rotten. Up until this year I have always bought presents for their mum and wrapped them up and then given them to the girls on the morning of Mother’s Day to give to their mummy. This year I’ve decided… [Read More]