A Kitchen Makeover With Healthy Eating In Mind

If you want a fresh new look for your kitchen,you might worry about the cost of plumbers and electricians. However, there is plenty you can do on your own. You can create the new look you want that will encourage you all to spend more time in the kitchen. A kitchen makeover might also be just the thing to kick-start a new healthy eating plan. Here are just a few of the ideas I’ve looked into when it comes to getting the look I want as well as the tech I need for the family to eat well: Painting We all… [Read More]

Easter Break: Summer Is Nearly Here! YAY! 

I love summertime because my job as a painter and decorator is made much easier with lovely sunny weather in planning my work and it hopefully works out on the dates I plan. Firstly though with Easter just behind us, this always makes me feel that much closer to summer and seeing the back of winter and it’s terrible weather so I thought I would give a quick update of my Easter break. The twins were definitely ready for a break from school. They had only had one week off since Christmas and it’s so easy to forget that this… [Read More]

The Teenage Years 

I have lived a few years and looking back at life, I have often wondered what were the toughest years to live and for me it’s a no brainer. The teenage years were easily the hardest as they are for a massive percentage of young people. We all have changes in our lives, but more often than not, we are matured and experienced enough to be able to deal with a lot of  issues and changes that are put in front of us. When you are 13 years old or there about whichever gender you are, be it a boy… [Read More]

Tomboy: Its Actually An Offensive Word If You Are Girl 

I recently read a post by my very good friend  Alan who blogs at OMG It’s A Girl called ‘Don’t call me tomboy’. It’s a truly brilliant post about his little girl. What I particularly like about the post is the history behind the word ‘tomboy’ and that it actually dated back to the 16th century, which as Alan said is where it belongs, completly right as well. Another blogger that I admire and have the utmost respect for is Simon who blogs at Man vs Pink. Simon has always written extensively about the gender stereotyping that is so prevalent towards our… [Read More]

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]

The Perfect Playroom Project

Every new father wants to do his part for the child making their arrival, and as we can’t grow the babies in the way that the mother can, DIY is generally our best avenue. Building cots, setting up rocking chairs and painting the nursery is the way to be as prepared as we can be. A little pride in a project never hurt anyone and when your child outgrows the nursery you so lovingly put together, you need to think of the next one. Image Source If you are lucky enough to have the space for a separate playroom in… [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]

The Priorities That Should Appear On Every Home Improvement Blueprint 

Source: Knowing where to start is often one of the hardest challenges facing any homeowner wanting to improve their home. The property is the foundation of a happy life and is also a huge financial asset. Consequently, the decisions made could be crucial for your future happiness and monetary status. Getting your priorities in order should be accomplished before you ever lift a paintbrush or hammer. The exact vision of a happy home will vary from household to household. However, it’s fair to say that each of the desires below will be on your list. Remember to keep them in… [Read More]

My Wife Makes Me Giggle With Her Obsessions 

My wife has an obsessive streak that I  find hard to occasionally not giggle at, but in a very nice way. I wrote a post a long time back called my wife’s obsession with sewing, knitting and baking. It’s still one of my best ever read posts. Over recent years since our twin girls were born she has for a better word gets a moment where she starts a hobby and throws herself completely into it. Some examples of the past few years are 1. Sewing. This became very big thing and she started downloading patterns for toys to make for… [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.