We have just spent a week at the Bluestone Wales resort in West Wales. The weather could of been a bit better, but as usual it was a normal British summer rain and more rain. On the one sunny day though we went to a local farm/zoo called Folly Farm. It was only about a 10 minute drive. The zoo is quite big and they have a pair rhino's there and I captured this shot of one of rhino's standing there in all its magnificent.
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]
My Sunday photo this week is our day trip to the seaside, with my five year old twin girls R and M. We arrived early and stayed all day and had just the most perfect day. What I love about this photo is the way M is kicking her leg up, so cute always posing haha! Also it was a strange experience because I stood on this beach at the same age as the girls and we are back there again. Lovely memories to recollect and making new memories for my five year old twins R and M. Full blog… [Read More]
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have many fantastic family holidays, but two particular holidays stand out as the best because they have created so many wonderful #holidaymoments. The first holiday I remember with such affection was four years ago. I went to Menorca and had my five children, wife and my mum with me. It was one of those rare moments in life where I had those that mean the most to me and love with all my heart around me on holiday. What made this holiday particularly special was watching my five children together in one… [Read More]
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]
Don’t feel content with your garden and how it looks? If you’re not as happy with your family garden as you could be, then it’s time to make some changes. Regardless of how big or small your garden is, you should make the most of the outdoor space that you have. Believe it or not, any outdoor space can be made into a nice place to spend time in, regardless of the size, shape, and location. It’s just a case of being willing to get creative with it and do some out-of-the-box thinking, that’s all. To make the most of… [Read More]
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]
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]
Last Friday I drove down to Southampton university to pick up my 19 year old daughter for the summer holidays. My 21 year old daughter and 17 year old son came with me to surprise their sister and to have a nosey at her new accommodation now that she has moved out of the university halls. She has completed her first year studying for a nursing degree. Nursing is a very different degree course to most university courses. For starters it’s longer and they only get one month off in the summer. My daughter has settled well into university life… [Read More]
On Friday,I went down to Southampton university to pick up my 19 year old daughter,for the rest of the summer holidays. One of her sisters and brother came along to give her a surprise. Yes I know it looks like I’m driving without my hands on the wheel. Just to reassure everybody we are stopped at traffic lights. Which gave us a perfect photo opportunity.