That’s It: My Five Year Old Twins 1st Year Of School Is Finished 

A school year goes by very quickly, and the changes in my five year old twin girls has been incredible. Sadly they have grown up so much. Of course nobody can stop time. It flows by in a constant way. Just as they are getting older of course I am as well. The year started out with an element of tears and plenty of, “I don’t want to go school” comments on an almost daily basis. The reality had hit home that they have to stay there all day very quickly. The girls settled very quickly for all of that… [Read More]

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]

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.

Brilliant Dad Feature Week 119 

This week our brilliant dad feature is Alan. He is co-owner of a sign making business in Newcastle upon Tyne. He is married to his wife Catherine and they have been married for 12 years now. They have added two beautiful girls to their family, Imogen and Abigail. They are 9 and 6 years old and and Alan says they’re full of too much energy. They began blogging on their family blog – Here Come The Hoopers in January 2016. It followed on from a realisation of a sudden ending. Alan’s father died of a heart attack in the September… [Read More]

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]

Finally Getting Your House’s Exterior To Mirror Its Interior

Whether you’re an avid gardener or not, an overgrown and neglected exterior is a sorry sight. It can ruin the overall appearance of your home even if you’ve spent endless hours working and reworking the interior design of your property to look sleek, clean, and modern. The outside of your home has a huge effect on the inside of your home. The front of your property, in particular, is the first thing your or guests see, and it’s so important that a warm and refreshing sight greets the eye. Here are tips to help you finally get your house’s exterior… [Read More]

My Sunday Photo  (At The Park) #playmoremonth 

My Sunday photo this week is how much and how quickly my five year old twins have grown. It appears I’m no longer required at the swings as the girls are now pushing each other. They have made me redundant, OMG! They are only five. It’s frightening how quickly time moves. It really doesn’t seem like yesterday that I was pushing them, and my arms nearly falling off after 20 minutes. Every cloud has a silver lining, haha! Although they look super cool in their shades. This week I was honoured to be featured on the awesome Daddilife blog with… [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]

Whatever Happens Never Forget My Beautiful Children You Complete Me 

When I first started blogging I never had any idea where it would it go or even if I would still be blogging nearly three years later. Well I am, much to my own amazement more than anybody’s! I never had a plan about what I would write about, but essentially it would be heavily based on my children’s memories and memories they have made while I have been blogging. One day they may hopefully read the blog and if I am no longer here, they can reminisce and say to each other, “oh, remember that time or this time?”… [Read More]

Set Up Your Bedroom For The Best Night’s Sleep You Ever Had

Can you remember that feeling you used to have as a kid when you woke up completely refreshed and ready to start the day? That may seem like a very long time ago! Sadly, as an adult, you may suffer from problems with sleeping. You may have trouble dropping off in the first place or you may wake up in the night and be unable to get back to sleep. Sleep problems can affect your ability to hold down a job and can damage your relationships with your friends and family. If you are not getting the sleep that you… [Read More]