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]

My Son Is Going To University: The End Of An Era 

My son is going to university in September and just the other day I had a bittersweet thought. When my son was four years old his mother and I separated and divorced fairly soon after that. From that marriage I had three children and thankfully I had a pretty good arrangement with their mother over joint custody and access. All three of them would stay with me every weekend and also every Monday after school they would come to mine for tea. Also if for some reason they didn’t stay at the weekend I would always see them on a Saturday. As… [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]

My Sunday Photo 

Yesterday we went to our local farm for a family day out. While we were there. I caught this picture of the new farmhands. Which looked suspiciously like my five year old twin girls. Haha! I love their very cool look with the sunglasses. It’s the new breed of farmhands for the future, and proving girls can do any job they want. 

Quick DIY Fixes To Do This Summer

Photo:unsplash  Summer really is the best time of year. If you have children, then you can share in their enthusiasm for it. Every kid looks forward to the summer holidays and being there with them to enjoy it is one of the great pleasures of being a parent. It is also a great time to go away on holiday. You spend all winter and spring looking forward to escaping the everyday pressures of life and kicking back for a while. But if you are going to really start your summer off properly, you need to make sure that you finally… [Read More]

Brilliant Dad Feature Week  106 

This week our brilliant dad feature is an awesome new dad blogger called Alex. Alex is from the UK and he has two sons, five year old Dylan and Two year old Nathan. Alex says he is a husband to someone way out of his league! He blogs at The Dad Dance and says hopefully it’s a humorous, definitely honest tale of his ups and downs as an average dad balancing part time work and parenting. Please check out his blog and follow him on social media! Thank you very much Alex for taking part… 1. Have you always wanted to be… [Read More]

Watching My Mum Get Old. It’s Heartbreaking! 

This year my mum wil be 89 years old, and over the last few years her health and well being has taken a dramatic turn for the worst. It’s been a very difficult situation for me to watch as her quality of life is far from good.  About two years ago I wrote how my mum made me sad one day. My mum said to me that she thought she should go in a home. This was really unpleasant to hear, but I also understood where she was coming from. She is lonely and her main source of company is… [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]

How I Write A Blog Post 

Every day, hundreds of thousands of blog posts are written and published all over the world and I have always fascinated and been interested to know how people write blogs posts and where they get the inspiration from. Whether it’s a personal experience and just something they heard or saw, and that inspired them to write a post. There are I’m sure, a million and one reasons why people write posts. So for all of this I thought I would write down how I write a blog post. It may surprise you or you just may think well, that’s no… [Read More]