Teaching Our Little Ones How To Be healthy

The importance of teaching our little ones to be healthy is so important I believe, and this cannot be started soon enough. Doing regular exercise and eating healthy foods are something we pass on to our children. Hopefully this will keep them fit and healthy all their lives. My three older children all loved sport while they were growing up. All three of them played football for their local team. Although only the one has continued to play football which is my 20 year old daughter, and she continues to play nowadays for her university team, she is also a… [Read More]

Four Out Of Five Ain’t Bad (My Sunday Photo)

When you have five children like me, it’s almost impossible to have them all together in the same room at the same. In fact the last time that happened was last Christmas. I’m hoping it will happen again this Christmas. Nowadays it really is a rare occurrence. One of the problems of this happening on a regular basis is the pure logistics, and the fact that three of my children have grown up and are making their way in the world. Two are at university, one in Swansea and my 20 year old daughter in Southampton. Yesterday, well having four… [Read More]

Kids Will Change The Way You Look That’s Guaranteed

Regular readers will know that I am a father of five children. The other day I was looking at some photographs of my older children when they were little. I thought as I was browsing through them, OMG, I have changed! Then I realised what had happened is that I have aged. That’s what having five children does to you! I believe from the moment your children are born you start worrying about everything they do and that worry never stops. For instance, my 22 year old daughter is about to go on holiday with her boyfriend to Cape Verde…. [Read More]

My Premature Twins: World Prematurity Day

Regular readers of my blog will know I’m a father of five children and there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t feel lucky and blessed to have five healthy children. Of my five children, two of them are five year old twins who were born premature. They were six weeks early. When I look back upon that time five years ago, it never fails to bring a tear to eye and make me very emotional, because they really were tough times. If you haven’t had a premature baby, it’s impossible to explain the rollercoaster of emotion you… [Read More]

To Be 5 Years Old And Just simply Believe! 

To be five years old like my twins must be wonderful. The innocence of a child is still there, none of the harsh realities of life have in any way clouded their thoughts. Life is actually very easy. You get to be a kid and you believe in all the magical, wonderful, completely mythical ideas in the world, but hey ho, that’s ok. You are only five, plenty of time for growing up. My twin girls are five years old and we have visited Father Christmas at West Midland Safari Park (you can read my full review here), and it’s… [Read More]

My Twin Girls They Are So Different 

I have written many times how different my five year old twins are, but the older they get it’s becoming more obvious how different in character and personality they are. This has become more apparent to me in the last nine months or so. Personally I don’t think it’s a bad thing, because although being twins is something they will be all their lives, they also need to be individuals with their own sets of friends and goals in life. Here are some examples of how different they can be. 1. School  This is one of the most obvious differences… [Read More]

Baby’s On The Way, But Where’s It Going To Go?

Growing your family can be one of the most amazing experiences in life. Whether you’re having your first child or your fourth, it’s something that you always want to be able to enjoy as much as you can. So you don’t want to be worrying about too many finer details when you find out your news. One of those is always, where the baby is going to sleep! It may not be the first thing that you think of, but it’s certainly one of the most important. Whether you have children already or not, you’re likely to find that you’re… [Read More]

Santa Safari:Our Family Christmas Trip to West Midland Safari Park 

One of our favourite places to visit for a day trip as a family is without a doubt, West Midland Safari Park. So when I was asked to bring the family along to experience their Santa Safari, it was an immediate, “Yes, I would love to!” When you have five year old twin girls who completely and totally believe in Santa it’s quite simply magical. They also love animals so to be able to drive through the Safari first and see all the awesome animals before going on to meet Santa. Well, it’s a recipe for a perfect day. We live… [Read More]

Getting A Logo For My Buisness 

Regular readers of my blog will know that what I do for a living is painting and decorating. I’ve been doing this for longer than I can remember. Every now and again I like to find a new image or re-brand my business to help keep it fresh and up to date. One of the most important parts of re-branding is getting the right logo. If I’m honest this normally takes me ages and I usually end up putting it off simply because of a lack of time. So when I was searching the internet and came across a simple… [Read More]

Lessons Learnt: Lessons Taught Parent To Child

Growing up for me was at times very difficult. Did I learn anything about parenting from my own parents that I would be able to put to good use when I became a parent? The honest answer is no! Or least nothing that I could use because my parents were not the sort of role models you would wish for that’s for sure. I have always believed if we want our children to be an important part of society and make society a better place to live in we have to give them the tools and education to be good… [Read More]