Family Summer Holidays This Year 

There is a huge chance that I may sound ungrateful about the holidays that I will be going on this year, but I work hard and earn good money and I have a definite idea of what is my ideal holiday. I would always consider my ideal holiday to be an all inclusive sun holiday, usually on one of the Balearic Islands in Spain. I love the fact that all your food is ready and cooked for you and you then have a few hours to decide what time you want to eat, for me to be waited on and… [Read More]

Tips For A Family Visit To Sicily

Sicily with Children The Mediterranean island of Sicily is an outstanding place for a family holiday. From water parks to climbing the smouldering Mt. Etna, there are enough activities to keep your children busy for a week. The easiest way to find Sicily on a map is to think of it as the ball the boot of Italy is kicking. Finding it on a map is the easy part, getting there with as many kids as 5 can turn out to be the real challenge. It’s rarely enjoyable dealing with airports, flights and taxis as a couple, but put 5… [Read More]

My daughter is home for summer from university

Last Friday I drove down to Southampton university to pick up my 19 year old daughter for the summer holidays. My 21 year old daughter and 17 year old son came with me to surprise their sister and to have a nosey at her new accommodation now that she has moved out of the university halls. She has completed her first year studying for a nursing degree. Nursing is a very different degree course to most university courses. For starters it’s longer and they only get one month off in the summer.  My daughter has settled well into university life… [Read More]

Breaking up the boredom of the summer holidays

The school summer holidays have now started and as a part-time stay at home dad, I was beginning to think about what I can do to make sure my four year old twin girls don’t get bored when I’m on duty on a Monday and Tuesday. I know I could go away on my own for six weeks – sounds like a plan!, but I wouldn’t get away with it! Never mind, it was a nice idea! Now down to the serious issue of keeping the twins entertained this summer and of course this being the UK, the weather can… [Read More]