Running Your Own Business Advantages/Disadvantages 

I have been running my own painting and decorating business for about 20 years now. I have never regretted starting out on my own, but that is not to say that it's been plain sailing all the way. Image source It was very tough in the beginning and of course the internet was not what it is today with the resources that are instantly available today at the click of a button. I would have been so happy in those early days if I could have found some free guidance on being your own boss that can be found online at Trevor… [Read More]

What if you can’t get IVF with donor eggs on the NHS

IVF with donor eggs via the NHS is available only when certain criteria are met. For instance, if your wife or female partner is over 43, she is no longer eligible for free treatment. Moreover, the waiting lines are often long as the number of infertile couples in the UK is growing rapidly every year. If you already fall outside the NHS criteria, you may need to find a private fertility clinic and pay for your own IVF treatment. If you have already unsuccessfully undergone IVF with own eggs, it may be that IVF with donor eggs is now the… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo (Aladdin)

Yesterday we went on our annual visit to the open air Everyman theatre in Cardiff. This was our third year in a row. This year it was Aladdin and the standard as previous years was top class. The girls sat and applauded all the way though and loved every minute. In fact my wife and myself loved it too! When we were leaving I couldn't resist a photo with the cast to have a nice memento from this years show. I'm really looking forward to going back next year.

Can You Inherit Depression, Alcoholism? 

When I was a teenager from about the age of 15 most likely into my late twenties I was angry. I didn’t like my life. I didn’t like the cards that life had dealt me. I had the biggest chip you could imagine on not one shoulder, but both of them. Looking back, it’s rather sad that I wasted all that energy being upset with everything and everybody in my life. It would be a normal occurrence for me to be in another fight or altercation. Looking back it was madness. I wouldn’t even contemplate such actions today. Does that… [Read More]

Home Improvements That Are Trending in 2017 

Every year there are trends that are must haves in every home and our home is no different, so I thought I would list some home improvement trends I have noticed this year so far. Home improvement is a really good way to increase the value of your home, and also give your home your very own personal touch. 1. Sofa’s:  This year sofa’s are definitely more unobtrusive, so there has been a move towards corner sofa’s, although the furniture is less visible and melts away in the background, it still has style, and it can be adapted to any area…. [Read More]

Our Day Trip To The Seaside

So far this summer the weather has been very good in comparison to our usual British summer. We normally have two weeks of sun, then it rains for two months solid. Haha! But hey, that’s the UK! Last Saturday we decided to go to a local beach about a 20 minute drive away from home. The main reason being was that the girls had been on a school trip there on the Thursday and wanted to go back. It’s quite a strange feeling as I had not been to this particular beach for many years. In fact since I was… [Read More]

Light Up Your Garden This Summer 

With summer now in full swing, it’s time to turn our attention to the outdoor space in our homes. One of the loveliest things about living in the UK is during summer time we have long light evenings and it stays warm even after the sun has set. So sitting out in the garden enjoying the company of family and friends is an absolute must for me. The garden is always in full bloom at this time of the year, which of course is beautiful to look at during the day, but with a little thought and time you can… [Read More]

How Cool Would It Be To Be James Bond 

Everybody that knows me, will know that I am definitely a t-shirt, jeans, shorts and flip-flop kind of person. Most people would probably call it scruffy,but the truth is it’s how I am most comfortable. My favourite movie character is without a doubt,  James Bond, and inside of me is a James Bond trying to burst out and why not? How cool would it be, to be James Bond just for the day? What I love about being James Bond for the day is that I would get to drive a top of the range Aston Martin. Plus, I’d have… [Read More]

Taking Control Of Infant Emergencies

(Image Source) Being a parent comes with a lot of different challenges and hurdles to overcome. Most new parents find themselves struggling to deal with the new work they have to do when they first have their children. And, of course, this makes sense. Bring a new person into the world was never going to be easy. Instead, you have to take these jobs head on and handle them well. One of the hardest times for a new parent is during an emergency. So, to help you out with this, this post will be going through some areas which can… [Read More]

Smart Couples Don’t Have To Pay Out The Nose To Get Married

Pic sourced by sasint You love each other and you’re ready to take the biggest step of your respective lives. But you’re also a smart couple that knows that having a bit of cash after the wedding might be a lot more important than spending tons on the occasion itself. So, what are some of the traditions worth breaking in order to actually enjoy having two pennies to rub together once you’re back from the honeymoon? Plan it yourself A wedding planner can be a great help in plotting out a course that helps you get through all the vendors,… [Read More]