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]

Dads Taking Their Daughters To The Mens Toilet

Today I will be speaking on the Radio at around 10am. A researcher phoned me from the Jason Mohammed show which is broadcast on Radio Wales to ask if I would like to be interviewed. The subject matter was dads taking their daughters to the mens toilet in public places. I didn’t know it at the time, but apparently a journalist had caused outrage on the ITV show, This Morning, saying that dads should not be taking their daughters to the mens toilet. So I thought I would give my thoughts and opinions on actually what I consider a ridiculous… [Read More]

Gerber: Centre-Drive Multi-Tool Review #ad

I’m a painter and decorator, and also do many handyman jobs, so I am always on the lookout for new tools which quite honestly, does it all, and that will make my job easier. So when Gerber asked me if I would like to review the new Centre-Drive multi -tool, I thought yes, I would love to put it to the test! My initial thoughts when I held the Centre-Drive, was wow! This is an awesome bit of kit. It is total quality and I was hoping that when I started to use that it would live up to my… [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]

Transgender Kids 

A little while ago I watched Louis Theroux’s documentary about transgender kids. I was completely engrossed by the show and the stories of children not knowing, or in fact knowing if they are in the right body or if they are the right gender. Since watching the show I have struggled to decide if it is right for children to be having gender consultations, therapy and in some cases drugs for a gender re-assignment. I will say though that it is the fundamental right of any human being to be who they want to be, and that choice must never… [Read More]

Follow The Bear: Hofmeister Lager Is Back With A Giveaway 

If you are as old as me, you will remember the 80’s with affection. For me it was easily the era of music, although I’m quite happy to see my favourites stay in the 80’s. Comebacks are never quite the same as when they were top of the charts the first time around. For all of that guess who has made a comeback. It’s Hofmeister larger, easily one of the top lagers of that decade. When Hofmeister was originally launched it was brewed by Heineken and they then stopped brewing it in 2003. However, 13 years later it’s been brought… [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]

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]