The School Playground And Me

A little while after my five year old twin girls started school I wrote a post called the a lone dad on the mum playground. There is no doubt at that time that I felt quite isolated on the school playground. I’m happy to say that I don’t feel like that anymore, although at times, I don’t always feel part of the crowd, not that that’s vitally important to me, but it is nice to have some conversation with other parents and for me that includes a conversation with other mum’s and dads. I also feel that it is a great… [Read More]

My Wife is My Slave!

My wife is without question my slave. She is there to fulfil all my needs, look after me and my children, and never question me on anything. I am after all the bread winner. Without my money we could not live, it’s really as simple as that. So here is a list of what I expect as a husband and what I expect my wife to do… 1. I expect my tea ready on the table when I get in from work and no excuses if it is not. 2. My wife has to do everything for our children and… [Read More]

Its My 1,000th Post Today 

Today is my 1000th post and a very good friend of mine in the blogging world asked if I was going to write anything special. I never really thought about it, but hey ho, I will write about it in a blog post. Not very special I guess, but a milestone I decided was worth recording on my blog. This is my 1000th post and if I’m honest it’s frightening that I have managed to publish 1000 posts in about two and half years. When I started back in October 2014 I thought to myself I would post a couple… [Read More]

Chatting To My Five Year Old Twins About Family 

For half of the school week I drop off and pick up my five year old twin girls from school. When I pick them up I always ask the same question. What did you do in school today? 99 times out of 100 I get the same reply which is a wall of silence or nothing or I can’t remember. The other day came as a huge surprise to me. I’m not sure if they were learning about family in school, but R announced to me whilst sitting in the back of the car. “Dad?”, yes R I said. She… [Read More]

What Will Be, Will Be

This statement is one that I heard many years ago and to a large degree I have led my life this way. Why you may well ask? The truth is that I often wonder if we can really change our lives or is it simply planned out for us well in advance? Maybe even from the day we take our first breath in this world. Is it possible that the path we take is pre-determined for us? Actually, I think it is! I came up the hard way in life and I had to make my own luck at times,… [Read More]

Turn Your House into a Luxury Home in 13 Easy Steps

We all dream about living a life of luxury, seeking to experience how the ‘other half’ lives – what if you, too, could live a life of luxury in 13 easy steps?  Living a life of luxury sounds expensive because, after all, the ‘other half’ live a certain way because they have the finance to do so. However, luxury doesn’t have to mean opening a plug on your bank balance – with some simple tricks of the trade, and plenty of elbow grease, your home can play host to an exclusive lifestyle. Step 1 – Lose the Mess The first… [Read More]

Parents: Those Disapproving Looks Of Judgement 

We have all been in the supermarket, restaurant, shopping centre or simply going about our business walking down the street, when in the background increasing in volume you can hear a child having a trantrum, screaming the place down or a baby crying. No one knows why, but there will always be a reason. The moments I loathe are people who walk past muttering under their breath their disapproval and the fact you must be a bad parent. Of course you are not! Regular readers of my blog will know I have five children and I could just lie now… [Read More]

Mother’s Day 

Today is the day that we celebrate the very reason we are here in the world, our mums.  In my life there are two mums. One is my mum and the other is my wife of whom I have 5 year old twin girls with. I am going to start with my mum. My mum is elderly and every year now I do wonder if this is the last year I will celebrate Mother’s Day with her. It’s hard to put into words what my mum means to me, but I will give it my effort.  My mum has always… [Read More]

Me, Depression and Recovery 

A few days ago I was talking to somebody who shall remain nameless, but they were having difficulty dealing with life and feeling down. It made think about my own life when I was depressed and when I found everyday totally exhausting. It prompted me to write this post about this period of my life. We read so often how lots of people live the perfect existence, but of course the reality is that life is not so perfect and there are lots bad times and good times in our lives. About 15 years ago I suffered from depression. It… [Read More]

5 good habits to get into in a new relationship

Starting a relationship can be exciting and you may have high hopes for the future with your new partner. But while you might not be able to keep the smile off your face right now, how do you know things will work out with your other half in the long term? The short answer is you don’t. However, there are things you can do to maximise your chances of staying together and staying strong as a couple. Here are five good habits to get into while you’re still in the honeymoon phase.  1. Be open and honest about sex Sex… [Read More]